The Queen has maintained a healthy weight even as she has aged, and her chef gives clues to why that might be. (10)
According to the royal chef, unless she’s at a fancy banquet or gala, she eats simple, wholesome meals.
Examples include poached fish or grilled fish on a bed of vegetables with a side salad.
She avoids starches and potatoes.
“That’s it. That’s all she has,” her chef tells CNN. “She’s very disciplined like that. She could have anything she wanted, but it is that discipline that keeps her so well and so healthy.”
As you age, your dietary needs change slightly.
According to researchers at Tufts, every birthday brings with it new diet needs. (11)
“Eating right as an older adult takes a bit more effort,” reports Tufts. “You have less lean muscle mass and your metabolism slows down, which means you need fewer calories than you once did. At the same time, your nutrient needs stay the same or even increase. Your body may have trouble absorbing certain nutrients, such as B12 and magnesium.”
Talk to a dietitian or nutritionist about your unique, personal lifestyle to come up with a delicious and easy-to-follow meal plan for every decade of life.
Every day, the Queen indulges in one of the oldest traditions in the British empire: Afternoon tea. She sits down for this at 5 p.m. daily, and it’s a habit that we all should consider.
Besides helping to keep you hydrated (which has its own anti-aging, health-boosting benefits), tea is a delicious source of anti-aging antioxidants.
These help to reverse signs of aging, reduce the risks of disease, and may even protect you against aging-related health problems like vision loss.
One of the best teas to try is green tea. It’s one of the most effective for reducing signs of aging, and studies have found that it can even make your skin look younger by reducing age spots and fine lines. (12)