60+ List of Sirtfoods You Need To Include In Your Diet
- May 13, 2021
Sirtfoods are a hard thing to grasp when you are getting started with this diet. It is fine and easy to work off the recipe books and lists of top sirtfoods. In order for a diet to really work, you need to have a much greater list of foods that contain all the nutrients that make it a sirtfood.
This list contains all of the foods that contain the nutrients in high enough quantities to have them considered sirtfoods. Not all of them are equal and I have marked the difference between the strongest foods and regular foods in the list below to make it clear.
Note: I have setup two lists under each heading. The first list are the most potent sirtfoods that will give you the maximum amount of nutrients. The second list contains foods that are less potent but still contain the good nutrients you need to have them considered a sirtfood.
Vegetables Rich in Sirtfood Nutrients
- Red onions
- Red Chicory
- Bok choy/pak choi
- Green beans
- White onions
- Yellow chicory
Fruits Rich in Sirtfood Nutrients
- Medjool dates
- Black plums
- Goji berries
- Red grapes
Nuts & Seeds Rich in Sirtfood Nutrients
- Chia seeds
- Pecan nuts
- Pistachio nuts
- Sunflower seeds
Grains Rich in Sirtfood Nutrients
- Wholemeal flour
Beans Rich in Sirtfood Nutrients
- broad beans
- white beans (e.g. cannellini or haricot)
Herbs & Spices Rich in Sirtfood Nutrients
- Birdseye chillies
- Dill (fresh and dried)
- Dried oregano
- Dried sage
- Peppermint (fresh and dried)
- Standard chilies/hot peppers
- Thyme (fresh and dried)
Beverages Rich in Sirtfood Nutrients
- Red wine
- Green Tea (especially matcha)
- black tea
- white tea
Other Foods Rich in Sirtfood Nutrients
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dark Chocolate (85% cocoa)
Why is there no Sirtfood friendly meat?
Meat is not excluded from the sirtfood diet. With the right ingredients, you can make a delicious meal that is rich in sirtfoods that includes meat. The reason there are no meats on this list is that there are no meats that contain the properties that make them a sirtfood.
The Sirtfood diet is all about inclusion, this means there are no meats that you should avoid. In saying this, if you look at most of the popular sirtfood recipis, you will see that tofu is used as a replacement for meat in most cases.
Second after tofu are oily fish. Fish that are rich in Omega 3 oils. Omega 3 is not a sirtfood, but consuming omega 3 oil will amply the effectiveness of the sirtfoods that you do include in your diet.
It is preferred that you eat white meat over red meat. Chicken breasts for example are much more preferable over steak. Seasoning chicken breast with turmeric before cooking and eating with some rocket will add lots of flavor to the meat while also making it sirtfood friendly.
How To Identify A Sirtfood
Unfortunately, there is little that the average person can do to discover new sirtfoods. Based on the book, the current list of sirtfoods we have were discovered based on years of research, studies and trials. The list above is a great list of sirtfoods for you to use to work on your diet as all of these are proven to contain all of the important nutrients that you need to activate the sirtuin genes to help you start losing weight.