Sirt Foods: The 2016 Trend February 20, 2016

by Tips & Tricks

Are you hearing the term “Sirt Foods” buzzing around the internet and and wondering what the heck it is? 

Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten are health consultants who wrote the book The Health Delusion. Their Sirt Foods Diet book focuses on healthy eating rather than pure weight loss that puts pressure on your body, restricts proper nutrition and isn’t sustainable as part of a healthy lifestyle. Sirt foods are gaining a lot of attention because they boost the activity of a protein called sirtuin in our bodies, which eases our bodies’ ability to protect cells from aging, damage or even cell death. In addition to this, research has shown that sirtuins also work against inflammation, which is a leading cause of illness.

Alas, don’t let the word diet taint your judgement. Eating more Sirt foods is not about weight loss, it’s about being healthy. While researchers have found that sirt foods do increase your metabolism, increase muscle, and burn fat, the point of the movement is to protect your body with nutrients.

Which foods are Sirt Foods?

You’re probably eating a lot of these foods already – especially with your HelloFresh box. Chocolate and wine are on the list, HELLO- we all get plenty of that so we’re well on our way to immortality.  Just keep in mind for chocolate, it should be over 85% cocoa content and for the wine, Pinot Noir is highly recommended. Check and…check! Sirt foods are YUM.

Here’s a few more you can add to your grocery list:

  • Omega 3 fish oil
  • Soy
  • Chili Pepper
  • Kale
  • Buckwheat
  • Red onion
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Capers
  • Apples
  • Turmeric
  • Blueberries
  • Parsley
  • Walnuts
  • Green tea
  • Celery

Lucky for you, we’ve whipped up an extra special (and delicious!) recipe for pancakes that can help you kickstart your day with a healthy dose of Sirty blueberries.

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Sirty Blueberry Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 6 bananas
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Pop the oat flour in a high-speed blender and pulse for 1 minute or until an oat flour has formed. Tip: make sure your blender is very dry before doing this or else everything will become soggy!
  2. Add the bananas, eggs, baking powder and salt to the blender and pulse for 2 minutes until a smooth batter forms.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and fold in the blueberries. Leave to rest for 10 mins whilst the baking powder activates.
  4. To make your pancakes, add a dollop of butter (this helps to make them really delicious and crispy!) to your frying pan on a medium high heat.
  5. Add a few spoons of the blueberry pancake mix and fry for until nicely golden on the bottom side. Toss the pancake to fry the other side.
  6. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!

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