Getting enough SIRT foods

23 March 2023

Are you worried that you are not getting enough SIRTs into your diet? Perhaps you have a passionate dislike for kale? Don’t worry, there are many different ways to get your daily SIRT requirements. So if there is a food or two you want to avoid, then just steer clear, there are many other options. Have a look through our sample recipes and ideas and see what ones are your favorites.

Consider about eating one to two plates of green veggies per day. If you prefer blander vegetables over the more flavorful leafy greens, how about for example, broccoli or cauliflower? You’d only need a small amount  of parsley (10g), and it has a subtle, undetectable flavor. You might purchase a growing pot of parsley at the shop and add some to your main course or salad.

Olive oil and olives – at least one portion a day is recommended. Olive oil is such a versatile oil that it can be used in virtually all your cooking. Ideally,  use a high quality extra virgin olive oil in salads and a light and mild version for frying when you don’t want the olive oil flavor.

Onions and apples – again, at least one portion a day is recommended . Raw red onion is great in salads or salsa. Many a main dish starts with lightly sautéed onions. And what could be easier than grabbing an apple as a mid-afternoon snack?

Resveratrol: This one is one of our favourites for its anti-ageing properties. Some examples include, red wine, red grapes, chocolate – at least two portions a day.

Some benefits of Resveratrol include: 

  • May Help Lower Blood Pressure
  • It Has a Positive Effect on Blood Fats
  • It Lengthens Lifespan
  • Protects the Brain
  • May Increase Insulin Sensitivity
  • May Ease Joint Pain
  • Resveratrol May Suppress Cancer Cells

Turmeric – at least two portions a week. You only need 1/2 tsp to get a portion of SIRTs from turmeric. Easy to add to dishes or smoothies.

Oily fish – at least two portions a week. Salmon, trout, and mackerel all count. Salmon is especially versatile and very quick to cook. If you have an air-fryer, it makes it even easier and healthier.  Or  you could also try a nice breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

With all these normal everyday foods, it is very easy to increase the number of SIRTs you eat each day. A few wise decisions will pay huge dividends in the long run.