05 December 2020

The Sirtfood Diet: Everything You Need to Know

Adele, the multiple-grammy-winning singer from the UK shocked the world with her huge weight loss from the Sirtfood diet. Read on to learn all about this eating plan that's the key to her new look.

What Is the Sirtfood Diet?

Adele attributes her slim new figure to "The Sirtfood Diet," an eating plan originated from nutritionists Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten, who created a guide and a recipe book in 2016.

The primary focus of the diet is "sirtuins," a group of proteins that regulate several functions in the body. Eating certain foods called sirtfoods may cause the body to produce more of these proteins that supposedly increase fat burning, fight inflammation, and curb appetite

The premise is a reduced-calorie intake with lots of sirtfoods. The combination is thought to enable the body to produce more sirtuins.

What Can I Eat on the Sirtfood Diet?

These foods are all high in sirtuins, and you can incorporate them into many different yummy recipes!

  • kale
  • coffee
  • blueberries
  • matcha
  • strawberries
  • onions
  • turmeric
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • arugula
  • soy
  • red wine
  • lovage
  • walnuts
  • red chicory
  • capers
  • parsley
  • dark chocolate (85% cocoa)
  • buckwheat
  • bird’s eye chili
  • Medjool dates

Is It Really Effective?

Health experts warn that this eating plan may not live up to its promises and could possibly be detrimental to your health and well-being. Be sure to consult a trusted physician before attempting radical diet changes.

So far, no long-term studies on humans have determined that eating a Sirtfood-rich diet has any noticeable health benefits.

For the most part, foods rich in sirtuins are great choices to incorporate into your diet, especially because of their anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. However, even if they are healthy, only eating a small variety of foods will not meet all of your nutritional needs.

How Long Does the Diet Last?

The Sirtfood Diet has two phases. The first phase is 7 days and combines caloric restriction (to 1000 calories) by drinking Sirtfood green juices. The second phase includes one juice and three meals. Diets with such speedy and promising results can seem tempting, however, losses may only be short-term. Any three-week plan is certainly a short turnaround for a diet, and health experts everywhere assert that slow, steady dietary changes are more effective in maintaining a healthy lifestyle with results that will last.

What Are Some Sirtfood Recipes?

-Easy Chickpea Curry: Curry is one of my go-to meals, because it has plenty of flavor, lots of protein, and it keeps me full. Check out this yummy Sirtfood-friendly recipe

Sirtfood-Friendly Chickpea Curry

A flavorful dish that the whole family will love!

5 from 6 votes
chickpea curry sirtfood diet


PREP TIME

20 mins

COOK TIME

30 mins

TOTAL TIME

50 mins





COURSE

dinner

CUISINE

Indian

SERVINGS

4 people

CALORIES

500.0 kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • 1

    tbsp

    Coconut oil

  • 1

    red onion

    sliced

  • 3

    garlic cloves

    minced

  • 1

    inch

    piece fresh ginger

    finely chopped

  • 1-2

    birdseye chilis

    chopped

  • 1

    tbsp

    curry powder

  • 1

    tbsp

    ground cumin

  • 1

    tbsp

    ground tumeric

  • 3

    vine tomatoes

  • 2

    cups

    vegetable stock

  • 3

    oz

    kale

  • 2

    15 oz cans

    chickpeas

    drained and rinsed

  • 2

    tbsp

    chopped coriander

  • 1/2

    cup

    plain yogurt

  • 10

    oz

    buckwheat

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Sirtfood-Friendly Chickpea Curry

    1. Fry.

      Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the coconut oil, onion, garlic, ginger, and chilis and fry for 2–3 minutes. Add the curry powder, cumin, and 1/2 tbsp of the turmeric. Continue to cook over low–medium heat for 1–2 minutes.

    2. Cut and cook.

      Cut each tomato into roughly 1/2 inch wedges. Try to retain as much juice as possible. Add them to the saucepan and cook for 1–2 minutes.

    3. Add ingredients.

      Add the stock, kale, and chickpeas, then bring to a boil and cook for 7–8 minutes.

    4. Cook buckwheat.

      While the curry is cooking, cook your buckwheat according to the package instructions. Stir the leftover turmeric into the water you're cooking in.

    5. Add coriander and yogurt.

      When the kale is tender, add the coriander and yogurt to the curry. Bring it to the boil, then remove from the heat. Serve over the buckwheat.

NUTRITION

Calcium:

150.0 mg

Calories:

500.0 kcal

Carbohydrates:

15.0 g

Fat:

10.0 g

Protein:

6.0 g

Saturated Fat:

5.0 g

Serving Amount:

1

Serving Unit:

cup

Sugar:

7.0 g

-Green Juice: Juice is a great way to get those nutrients on the Sirtfood diet. Get your juicer ready and juice kale, arugula, parsley, celery, apple, and ginger. Then, add the lemon, and matcha green tea for a sirtuin-packed drink.

-Asian Prawn Stir-Fry With Buckwheat Noodles: Buckwheat is one of the main staples of the Sirtfood diet, and can replace most of the starches in your diet (like rice and wheat flour). This recipe for stir-fry is packed with flavor and sirtuin-rich foods. You'll need buckwheat noodles (try to get 100% if possible), red onion, celery, kale, green beans, ginger, garlic cloves, bird's eye chili seeds, king prawns, soy sauce, and parsley. buckwheat noodles (try to get 100% if possible), red onion, celery, kale, green beans, ginger, garlic cloves, bird's eye chili seeds, king prawns, soy sauce, and parsley.

The Sirtfood Diet: Passing Fad or Lasting Results?

What do you think of the Sirtfood Diet? Have you tried it? Even if you haven't, you can still add these foods to your diet, as they're packed with vital nutrients. Don't forget to share your favorite recipes with the people you love on FamilyApp!c



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