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Drummer Paul’s partner reveals how eating raw food can help keep musicians fit and healthy through the hell of touring
Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook’s wife believes eating raw food can protect musicians from the negative effects of life on the road.
And that’s why she offers classes and advice for those who know how unhealthy touring can be.
Jeni Cook tells Noisecreep: “I’ve lost so many people on the other side of health and nutrition. Rock’n’roll has claimed too many people due to bad habits and temptations.”
But she says it can be easy to improve your lifestyle. “If you’re given a choice between something healthy and not, many people will choose healthy,” she explains.
“There’s so much boredom on the road. There’s always food at hand and you’re not always in control of what you’re going to eat.
“I would say begin every meal – even if it’s junk food – with a green salad. Raw vegetables are nutrient-rich and loaded with enzymes which aid digestion. Add in something good and eventually the bad stuff will get elbowed out.”
But Cook, who says her husband became vegetarian when the couple got together, insists she’s not trying to force people into a similar diet. She says: “I’m not the food police and it’s not a religion.
“We all fall prey to the less healthy choices sometimes. But if you have the right attitude you can get over the bad habits. Today you tend to see more juicers backstage, and baskets of fruit and vegetables. It’s very different from what it used to be.”
I’m often asked what I put in my green juices so I thought I’d share a really basic one that I love!
1 stalks of celery
3 stalks of kale or a handful of spinach
1small handful of parsley
3 or 4 sprigs of fresh mint
1 lime squeezed