Krasnoyarsk scientists have come up with a diet that increases the level of sirtuin-1 (SIRT1) in mammals, which is called the "longevity protein". As reported on the website of the Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk), the diet is based on buckwheat.
The university noted that such a diet will increase life expectancy without resorting to medical fasting, which also slows down aging, but can be dangerous for people suffering from chronic diseases.
The SIRT1 protein is involved in many processes within mammalian cells, including those changes that underlie aging. The body produces its maximum amount of protein when the body is under stress, such as from calorie restriction. Thus, scientists believe that the fewer calories a person consumes, the more active the "longevity protein" will be.
During the experiment, university experts found that experimental rats that ate food enriched with ground buckwheat kernels showed optimal weight gain, and in the rodents' bodies, they found a 30-fold increased level of SIRT1.
“We were the first in the world to decide to investigate buckwheat in connection with the expression of SIRT1 in the body. It is loved by nutritionists for its high nutritional quality, and it is easy to get it ",
- noted one of the members of the group of scientists Shubhra Pande.
Researchers believe that buckwheat should be eaten in large quantities, added to salads, side dishes, soups or in the form of regular porridge, but the main thing is not to overdo it so that it does not cause disgust.