THE TOP SIRTFOODS
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Green Tea – ideally matcha
Just a reminder of the scientific background to the Sirtfood diet plan…..
Sirtfoods are the ground-breaking means of activating our sirtuin genes in the best possible way. These are the wonder foods particularly rich in specific natural plant chemicals, called polyphenols, which have the power to activate our sirtuin genes by switching them on. In essence, they mimic the effects of fasting and exercise and in doing so bring remarkable benefits by helping the body to better control blood sugar levels, burn fat, build muscle and boost health and memory.
Because they’re stationary, plants have developed a highly sophisticated stress-response system and produce polyphenols to help them adapt to the challenges of their environment. When we consume these plants, we also consume these polyphenol nutrients. Their effect is profound: they activate our own innate stress-response pathways.
While all plants have stress-response systems, only certain ones have developed to produce noteworthy amounts of sirtuin-activating polyphenols. These plants are sirtfoods. Their discovery means that instead of strict fasting regimens or arduous exercise programs, there’s now a revolutionary new way to activate your sirtuin genes: eating a diet abundant in sirtfoods. Best of all, the diet involves putting (sirt)foods onto your plate, not taking them off.