The Sirtfood Diet

Aug 27, 2020
Riley Pearce

In the world of pop-culture news 1 story has amazed many. On rapper Drake’s last birthday he got a special birthday message from the one and only – Adele. Posing playfully, her caption read “I used to cry but now I sweat”. This sent the media into a folly trying to figure out what her secret was. 

In addition to sweating a little more, Adele credits her weight loss to a new trending diet known as the Sirtfood diet. Despite it’s sci-fi sounding name, this is a real diet with many celebrities crediting the diet for their own health and wellbeing.

So how does the diet work?

First you need to understand what a sirtfood is. Sirtfood’s are foods that are high in a group of proteins called sirtuins. These proteins are 1 of the 3 molecular explanations for why calorie restriction prolongs life (along with insulin-like growth factor and the mTOR pathway).

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images of top 20 sirtfoods. List includes:
bird's-eye chilli, buckwheat, capers, celery, cocoa, coffee, extra virgin olive oil, green tea, Kale, lovage, medjool dates, parsely, chicory, red onion, red wine, rocket, soy, strawberries, turmeric, walnuts.

This family of 7 proteins target specific areas of the cell the help to promote longevity, like DNA repair, DNA stability, stress resistance, and mitochondrial function and autophagy (the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell!).

The list of sirtuin foods is pretty impressive, especially the inclusion of red wine, dark chocolate, and coffee! Sirtfoods also include:

  • Berries
  • Kale
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Matcha green tea
  • Walnuts
  • Parsley
  • Red onions
  • Soy 
  • Tumeric
  • And many, many more

If you want to follow the sirtfood diet and experience the health benefits these foods bring, it is one of the easiest and least restrictive diet plans out there, with the exception of the first 2 weeks of the plan.

In the beginning you will restrict your calories to 1000 Calories per day, consuming 3 sirtfood green juices (recipe below), and 1 sirtfood rich meal. The following week you increase your calorie intake to 1500 calories and consume 2 sirtfood green juices, and 2 sirtfood-rich meals. After those first 2 weeks there isn’t any set plan. The creators of the sirtfood diet simply ask you to eat more sirtfoods daily alongside your regular whole food diet, and practice mild calorie restriction. 

The diet not only promotes weight loss in the way most diets do by encouraging dieters to eat more whole foods and practice a little calorie restriction, but you’ll also gain the benefits of the sirtuin protein family. This includes reduced inflammation, reduced cellular damage, better cell turnover and therefore reduced risk of cancerous cell formation, and a long and healthy life.

There are a lot of diets out there that ask you to completely overhaul your current diet and make a new diet the basis of your lifestyle. This sirtfood diet has seen such success because it asks you to find a way to make sirtfoods fit into your lifestyle. Sounds pretty good, right?

Check out these sirtfood recipes and see if you like it!

Sirtfood Green Juice

(From the sirtfooddiet.net) The Best Sirtfood Recipes

Author: Riley Pearce
Director of Social Media

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