Humans have always been fascinated by the Fountain of Youthand and how we can live longer and healthier lives. Well, the scientific community has an equal fascination with a family of genes called sirtuins. Each and every one of us houses sirtuins—often referred to as our skinny genes—and they are truly fascinating, holding the power to determine things like our ability to burn fat and stay slim, our susceptibility to disease, and even how long we are able to live.
So what makes sirtuins so powerful? Sirtuins are special because of their ability to switch our cells to a kind of survival mode—triggering a powerful recycling process that clears out cellular waste and burns fat. The benefits of this are pretty spectacular: Fat melts away and we become fitter, leaner, and healthier.