The Sirtfood diet involves adopting a diet rich in ‘sirtfoods’. According to the diet’s founders, these foods work by activating specific proteins in the body called sirtuins. These are believed to protect the body’s cells from dying when they are under stress, as well as helping to regulate inflammation, metabolism and the ageing process.
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Our top 12 Sirtfood diet recipes
1. Matcha with vanilla
Swap your regular cuppa for this delicious Japanese-style green matcha and vanilla tea. It takes just five minutes to make at home.
2. Turmeric tea
Rummage through your spice rack to make this caffeine-free turmeric tea. The vibrant spice is joined by honey, ginger and orange for a comforting brew.
3. Date & walnut cinnamon bites
Whip up these simple date & walnut cinnamon bites in no time when you’re craving something sweet.
4. Red chicory, pear & hazelnut salad
This wintry chicory, pear & hazelnut salad makes a great starter before a warming casserole, plus it can be on the table in under 20 minutes.
5. Kale with lemon tahini dressing
Drizzle a lemon tahini dressing over stir-fried kale for a flavourful way to get your greens.
6. Broccoli & kale green soup
This super-healthy soup combines two of the most common sirtfoods – kale and turmeric – with broccoli, ginger and coriander for a nutrient-dense, low-fat lunch.
7. Strawberry, tomato & watercress salad
Serve this summery, juicy salad as a side, or on its own as a light lunch. The pink peppercorns in the dressing bring a gentle heat.
Five ingredients are all you need to create this zingy soy and citrus-flavoured fish dish, with healthy greens and fresh lemon.
9. Super-healthy salmon salad
This salad, with broccoli, pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds and watercress, is high in omega-3, iron and calcium and counts as two portions of your five-a-day.
10. Malabar prawns
Make one of Kerala’s staple dishes – malabar prawns, a speciality of the South Indian coast. They’re quick and easy to prepare and full of distinct flavours.
11. Chicken, kale & sprout stir-fry
Popular sirtfood kale is joined by Brussels sprouts in this nutritious, high-protein noodle dish that has plenty of crunch.
12. Chicken, broccoli & beetroot salad
This is packed with ingredients to give your body a boost – red onion, nigella seeds, walnuts, rapeseed oil and creamy avocado.
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This page was published on 6th November 2020.
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