Thankfully for us dark chocolate and red wine lovers out there, it turns out that both foods happen to be rich in sirtuin activators, meaning that you don’t have to cut out your guilty pleasure completely. It’s also worth noting that coffee is also another top sirtfood, which will certainly come as good news for those of us who are fed up with being advised to cut caffeine.
Goggins and Matten also recommend increasing your intake of green tea, capers, citrus fruits, apples, blueberries, parsley, turmeric, and kale to help regulate your metabolism, increase muscle and burn fat.
As per the pair’s book, the diet plan recommends a period of restrictive eating; dropping your calories to 1000 for the first three days and 1500 for the rest of the week. Thereafter, the long-term goal is to simply include as many Sirtfoods into your diet as possible. We’ll definitely be giving this one a try!
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