The kitchen can help us improve our health and wellbeing
News, Top Trends
June 9, 2020
During the current global health crisis we are experiencing, taking care of our health should be one of our top priorities. Taking care of both our mind and our body, incorporating healthy habits when buying and cooking food, as well as adapting spaces in the home for this purpose are a few things that can help.
- Optimise the design of our kitchen space in a way which helps us to improve our eating and cooking habits.
- Consider how we can adapt our kitchen to our health and wellness needs during this difficult time.
Living in a healthy way – being comfortable and feeling good, both physically and mentally – depends as much on our own habits and behaviors as well as on the environment in which we live.
Before the present health crisis the Global Kitchen study survey, conducted in 9 countries (the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates), pointed out evidence about how habits towards a healthier way of life was already beginning to evolve.
Change of habits for health and wellness care
- 49% of people have changed eating habits in the last few years
- 41% of people consume less processed food than they did previously
- 31% of people cook from scratch and try to avoid processed foods as much as possible
- 22% of people take into consideration the origin of the foods they are eating
According to the study, the growing interest in following a healthy lifestyle has modified some of the traditional eating patterns we used to see, either for nutritional reasons or due to the growing concern about the quality and origin of food. This has lead to changes in the way we purchase, store and prepare food, as well as the way we plan, design and organise our kitchens.
“Chefs influence changes in eating habits, both in the choice of food (from different cultures or organic) as well as the cooking processes followed, and the types of utensils used.”
Paco Roncero. Chef
“Famous chefs have the responsibility to promote and spread messages that educate and raise awareness in society, both in the field of responsible consumption and the basic techniques and habits for healthy eating, as well as in regard to being environmentally friendly.
Ángel León. Chef
“Interest in the origin of foods also influences the way we cook them”.
Amy Bentley. Food Historian Expert.
The Global Kitchen study, presented in 2019, is based on a consumer survey in 9 countries (the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates) and on the expert vision of 23 professionals from different specialties.
In the 21st century, we need to reflect further on this matter so that the kitchen continues to be part of our culture and our daily habits, with the goal of improving health at every step of the food chain.
Silestone Institute: is an international platform dedicated to researching and disseminating knowledge about the kitchen space, both domestically and professionally. The Institute is an initiative promoted by the Cosentino Group, a world leader in the production and distribution of cutting-edge innovative surfaces for architecture and design.