Daily Bites – Jo Rodgers Dishes On Her Day In Food To Dr. Simone Laubscher PhD

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Daily Bites – Jo Rodgers Dishes On Her Day In Food To Dr. Simone Laubscher PhD
JO RODGERS, WRITER AND VOGUE CONTRIBUTOR, LONDON.

JO RODGERS IS WILD ABOUT TRAVEL AND GEORGIAN HOUSES. HERE SHE SPILLS ON HER DAILY FOOD INTAKE (AND SERIOUS TEA HABIT).

On waking: If I’m lucky, my husband will bring me a cup of tea and a piece of toast in bed. 

Dr. Simone Laubscher PhD. (DL) says: Such a blessing for your husband to bring you this treat each day. Maybe just tweak a little with reduced gluten options like spelt, rye or gluten-free. After fasting overnight, it is best to hydrate first thing with water or herbal tea, and then you can dehydrate with real tea.

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Breakfast: Often an over-easy egg with avocado and toasted walnuts. Sometimes halved cherry tomatoes too. Then lemon juice, sea salt, and whatever herbs we have over the top. I like chives best.

DL: This is great!

Mid-morning: More tea (black tea, that is, with milk).

DL: Plant-based milk is best if possible to reduce acidity and mucus. It is a wise choice to have this tea away from your breakfast so the absorption of minerals is not impaired.

Lunch:  Variable depending on what we have. Yesterday it was butter beans sautéed with garlic, chilli, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes. I deglazed the pan with a little cream and lemon juice at the end. It was heaven.

DL: Sounds delicious! Maybe swap out the cream for a plant-based cream like coconut cream.

Afternoon snack: Oh god, more tea.

DL: Ha! The key with tea is to make sure you get enough water. If you drink 2 cups of tea, be sure to drink 2 litres of water per day. If you want this third cup, then make sure you have another 500ml water or herbal tea that day.

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Dinner: Last night we had pasta with chard and hazelnuts, and two glasses of red wine. The night before it was chicken and turmeric soup with sweet potato. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I love dark chocolate with nuts, particularly if we have wine (always red) with supper and there is a little left in my glass.

DL: Take care of the pasta ingredients. Many have extra high gluten due to GM in the wheat industry. Try opting for spelt with a natural low gluten ration or rice pasta which is gluten-free (avoid corn). Lots of varied salads and vegetables are great for you, and contain a different antioxidant load from each one. Red wine is the best option for alcohol too, due to its level of antioxidants and bioflavonoids. I recommend having at least more days off alcohol per week than on as a good balance. It keeps your toxic cup in check.  

Before bed: Big glass of water.

DL: Great lifestyle habit! It means you hydrate before you move into your overnight fast as you sleep.