On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. He will reign for 70 years on the throne of England. His reign was 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 in the palace when he was 20 years old. He worked like that for 15 years. He admits that Her Majesty’s plate has not changed much over time. According to him, great importance was given to the former monarch balanced and healthy diet. From time to time, he allows himself sweets, but not too much.
A light and British breakfast for Elizabeth II
In Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrance from a Palace Kitchen, royal chef Darren McGrady made startling revelations. He repeated what he said in a recent interview with CNN. He revealed culinary preparations to satisfy Queen Elizabeth II’s palate.
“Breakfast is very simple for His Majesty,” he said.
At the beginning of her day off, Elizabeth II always has his favorite tea : Darjeeling. Also called Earl Gray tea with bergamot, the queen drank it without sugar.
Studies on this drink show that people who regularly consume it live longer. This tea contains powerful antioxidants. It lowers cholesterol, improves digestion and heart health. But that’s not all. Anyone who drinks it has a low risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. This is also a good way to regulating blood pressure.
Covered in a cloud of milk, he used to drink it enjoy your morning cereal : Special K. In addition, Kellogg’s owns the famous Royal Warrant. It is a mandate that certifies the quality of a company’s services and products. It can only be given to those who have served the royal family for at least five years.
Moreover, he also eat toast with fruit marmalade. Sometimes she chooses cookies and yogurt.
You got it, a royal breakfast is a high fiber breakfast. This food is an effective way to fight diabetes, bad cholesterol and heart problems. The combination chosen by the former monarch was very good for digestion and the bacterial flora of the organism.
A balanced diet
According to the professional chef, the Queen of England not eccentric in his choice of food eating According to him, he ate “to survive”.
Elizabeth II always eat light. From breakfast to dinner, he prefers low-fat, high-nutrient foods. Besides, he has a special night rule. “No starchy foods, that’s the rule”. For this meal, Elizabeth II ate “no potatoes, rice or pasta for dinner. Just like that grilled sole with vegetables and salad. »
His four food of the day equal balance. The former monarch made sure her dinner had a good dose of omega-3s. Because of this, he tastes fish types that have good essential fatty acids, such as sole and salmon.
According to the chef,
“The queen likes scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and truffle gratin. But he was too frugal to even order truffles, and only enjoyed it at Christmas when he received them as a gift. »
This food is the secret to protecting the heart. It also regulates blood pressure. According to Darren McGrady:
“He can get whatever he wants. But it was this discipline that held back his health and well-being. “
Elizabeth II: never too much
Darren McGrady claims the Queen usually eat fresh fruit for dessert. But his majesty also loves chocolate.
“It has to be dark chocolate, the darker the better. He doesn’t like milk or white chocolate,” she said.
It goes without saying that eating less sugar is a healthy habit for your health. The researchers added that moderate consumption of dark chocolate, allows you to turn longer. This product contains antioxidants and flavonoids. What has good heart health.