On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96. She will have reigned 70 years on the throne of England. His reign is one of the longest in history. To achieve this, of course, you need strong health. Darren McGrady, the royal chef can attest to this. He started working for the palace when he was 20 years old. He will have worked as such for 15 years. He claims that Her Majesty’s plate hasn’t changed much over time. According to him, the former monarch attached great importance to a balanced and healthy diet. From time to time, she allows herself sweets, but never in excess.
A light and British breakfast for Elizabeth II
In Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen, royal chef Darren McGrady made startling revelations. He reiterates what he said in a recent interview with CNN. He unveiled the culinary preparations to satisfy the palate of Queen Elizabeth II.
“Breakfast is very simple for His Majesty,” he said.
To start her day off right, Elizabeth II always had his favorite tea : Darjeeling. Also called the Earl Gray tea with bergamot, the queen drank this one without sugar.
Studies on this drink have shown that people who consume it on a regular basis live longer. This tea has powerful antioxidants. It lowers cholesterol, improves digestion and heart health. But that’s not all. Whoever drinks it has a lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. It’s also a great way to regulate blood pressure.
Covered with a cloud of milk, she would drink it before enjoy your morning cereal : Kellogg’s Special K. Moreover, Kellogg’s owns the famous Royal Warrant. This is a mandate that certifies the quality of a company’s services and products. It can only be awarded to those who have served the royal family for a minimum of five years.
Additionally, she also eat toast with fruit marmalade. Sometimes she opts for cookies and yogurt.
You will have understood it, a royal breakfast is a high fiber breakfast. This diet is an effective way to fight diabetes, bad cholesterol and heart problems. The combination that the former monarch chose is excellent for digestion and the bacterial flora of the organism.
A balanced diet
According to the professional chef, the Queen of England was not eccentric in his diet choice eating. According to him, she ate “to live”.
Elizabeth II always eat light. From breakfast to dinner, she prefers low-fat, high-nutrient dishes. Besides, she has a special rule in the evening. “No starchy foods, that’s the rule”. For this meal, Elizabeth II ate “no potatoes, rice or pasta for dinner. Only something like grilled sole with vegetables and salad. »
His four meal of the day are equally balanced. The former monarch made sure his evening meal had a good intake of omega-3s. For this, she tastes varieties of fish containing good essential fatty acids, such as sole and salmon.
According to the chef,
“The queen loved scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and truffle gratin. But she was far too frugal to even order truffles, and only enjoyed them at Christmas when she received them as a gift. »
This diet is the secret to protect the heart. It also regulates blood pressure. According to Darren McGrady:
“She could have anything she wants. But it is this discipline that keeps her fit and healthy.”
Elizabeth II: never in excess
Darren McGrady claims the Queen usually ate fresh fruit for dessert. But his majesty also loved chocolate.
“It must be dark chocolate, the darker the better. She didn’t like milk or white chocolate,” he says.
It goes without saying that eating less sugar is a healthy attitude for your health. The researchers add that moderate consumption of dark chocolate, allows you to turn longer. This product would contain antioxidants and flavonoids. What to have a good heart health.