The Queen’s Jet Lag Cure Revealed

Queen Elizabeth II’s royal duties took her around the world for 70 years on the throne and several more before being crowned.

Now, the monarch’s secret tips for combating the effects of jet lag when taking long or frequent flights have been revealed.

In a recent Channel 5 documentary, Royal flight secretsa source said Her Majesty has a secret weapon when it comes to keeping her focus on distant travels: sweets baked with barley sugar.

“Barley sugar, apparently. [The Queen] says he thinks it can help with jet lag, which is interesting – I hadn’t heard that before,” royal correspondent Emily Andrews said in the documentary.

Barley sugar “cubes” are made with cane sugar and barley water, cream of tartar and water, and can be bought online for just £4.99.

Meanwhile, GP Dr Nick Knight said the telegraph: “What the queen is doing by consuming barley sugar is essentially using her body’s sugar metabolic pathways to help adjust her biological clock.”

The documentary describes the British royal family as “the most traveled royal family in history” – an expert on the show says the queen has circled the world 42 times.

The Queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, was the first monarch to have access to a royal plane during his short 11-month reign in 1936.

Official state visits took Elizabeth II to the US, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, among others.

According to former royal pilot Graham Laurie, the Queen also enjoys Fray Bentos pies – an iconic canned snack with puff pastry topping loved by the British – on board her official flights.

“I think it’s such a lovely change from all that fancy food that comes first class!” said Mr. Laurie in the documentary.

Doctors would also support the queen’s other jet-lag trick: staying hydrated during long flights.

Dickie Arbiter, a former royal spokesperson, says: “The only thing the Queen asks for wherever she is is Malvern Water.

“She likes Malvern water, it’s refreshing and they usually take a lot with her.”

It’s no secret that dehydration is an effect of flying: research shows that sitting in an airplane cabin can lead to 1.5-2 liters of water loss from the body during a 10-hour flight.

The Aerospace Medical Association recommends drinking about 250 ml of water every hour during a flight.

The documentary also featured Commissioner Dave Wright showing the kitchen service area on the royal jet and revealing that Prince Charles insists on organic food prepared by his own chef.

The former crew said the Queen likes a Dubonnet aperitif on her flights, while other correspondents say Prince Charles brings a pre-shaken martini on board.

Meanwhile, one program claims that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has all of her clothes draped across the plane’s seats during royal tour flights.

“Some of them brought their own flip-flops,” said Bob Shields, a former flight navigator, while another employee said the crew also needed to take care of the royal dogs.

Another said a young Prince William and Prince Harry were “all over the aircraft”, “knew where the sweets were kept” and “walked out with pockets full” with them.

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