The Sirtfood Shopping List

Find out which sirtuin foods to buy.

The Sirtfood Shopping List

By Reina Berger

Studies have shown that foods high in sirtuins (proteins that regulate metabolic and cellular functions), may play a role in increasing our longevity, reducing inflammation, and potentially aiding in weight loss as well. If you’re nervous that this diet plan will be miserably restrictive, you’re in luck: these sirtuin-activating foods are not only full of good-for-you polyphenols, they are also diverse, delicious, and can be incorporated into your meals in a number of creative ways.

More: Dr. Oz's Longevity Checklist

Dark Chocolate

A great source of flavonoids, dark chocolate (the kind that’s at least 70% cocoa and unprocessed), can improve your health in a number of ways. A small piece of dark chocolate is a great cure for your sugar cravings and it boosts your endorphins and serotonin levels at the same time. The chemicals found in chocolate can also help fight stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

More: Healthy, Guilt-Free Chocolate Recipes

Have your guests coming back for more (or save the leftovers for yourself!) with this decadent holiday tenderloin. Roasted with rosemary, garlic and dijon mustard, it pairs perfectly with a bright and fresh horseradish cream. And when it's paired with mushrooms and shallots roasted in red wine and beef stock, you can't go wrong.