Rosemary tea for jail ‘clerk’ Navjot Singh Sidhu
Jailed Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu will serve as a clerk in the Patiala central prison and will get a doctor-recommended daily diet that includes coconut water, lactose-free milk, a glass of juice and some almonds, an official said.
The 58-year-old’s special diet includes one cup of rosemary tea or one glass of coconut water early in the morning and one cup of lactose-free milk, one tablespoon of flax/sunflower/melon/chia seeds, five-six almonds, one walnut and two pecan nuts for breakfast.
In the mid-morning meal, the doctors have recommended a glass of juice (beetroot, cucumber, tulsi leaves, amla, carrot, etc), or any among fruits such as watermelon, melon, kiwi and guava, or sprouted black chana, green gram with cucumber/tomato/half a lemon/avocado.
For lunch, the doctors have suggested one bowl of cucumber, seasonal green vegetables with one chapati made from sorghum, singhara or ragi.
In the evening, Sidhu has been recommended a cup of tea with low-fat milk and 25 grams of paneer slice or tofu with half a lemon. For dinner, the doctors have advised mixed vegetables and dal soup or black chana soup and one bowl of sauteed green vegetables.
At bedtime, Sidhu has been recommended one cup of chamomile tea and one tablespoon of psyllium husk with half a glass of warm water, according to the diet plan for inmates.
Sidhu suffers from medical conditions like embolism and has a liver ailment. In 2015, he underwent treatment for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) at a hospital in Delhi. DVT is caused by a clot in a deep vein that hinders normal blood flow.