The singer Adele has radically changed its image. In his recent public appearances, the british 31-year-old wore a new silhouette, much thinner than usual. It is estimated that he lost around 45 kilos of weight and that to achieve this was a drastic change of habits by following the diet of Sirtuins or Sirtfood Diet, plus supplement with exercise.
Those who are behind this diet is currently all the rage in Europe, are the nutritionists british Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten, author of the book “The diet of Sirtfood”. According to these specialists, the principle of this plan is to dramatically increase the consumption of foods with polyphenols, compounds of natural origin that promote the production of sirtuins, proteins related to the proper functioning of the brain, and metabolic.
The knowledge about the relevance of the protein of sirtuin inhibitors in brain function and health in general is not new. Scientists around the world have studied for more than 20 years, having shown to have an impact on the aging process and can slow it down.
In 2010, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) led by professor Li – Huei Tsai has revealed that sirtuins can also boost memory and intellectual capacity, a finding that could lead to a better treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.
How is the diet
The diet of sirtuins lasts three weeks and is divided into two phases or stages.
The first phase
The first phase lasts a week. The first three days you must consume green juices made with kale, arugula, parsley, celery, green apple, lemon juice and three cups of green tea in the style matcha, in addition to a meal rich in dry foods, adding 1,000 calories per day.
Then, the rest of the week will increase the intake to two foods rich in foods sirt to provide a maximum of 1,500 calories per day. You can include lean meats, olive oil, nuts, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as buckwheat and whole wheat bread. And one to three cups of green tea prepared type matcha should be consumed per day.
It has a duration of two weeks. The amount of food can be increased, giving prevalence to sirt. Calories no longer count. Is the maintenance stage.
What are the foods sirt or “sirtfoods”?
The sirtfoods are plant foods rich in polyphenols specific that activate our genes of sirtuin. According to Goggins and Matten in their book, “eating them activates a recycling process in our cells that eliminates the disorder and waste which accumulate with age and which usually cause health problems.” And they continue: “sirtuins are regulators of metabolic masters that control our ability to burn fat and keep us healthy.”
The 15 foods sirt most recommended:
Red onion, parsley, radicchio, kale, extra-virgin olive oil, buckwheat, capers, cocoa, green tea, coffee, red wine, soy, strawberries, turmeric, chocolate and red fruit, rich in polyphenols.