The kitchen: An Ecosystem to Improve Our Health
Top Life, Top Trends
May 12, 2020
As we experience this global health crisis, we’re realizing the importance of taking care of our health. We must be aware of the care of our mind and body, incorporating healthy habits when buying and cooking food as well as adapting spaces.
The kitchen is increasingly an ecosystem devoted to our health and wellbeing. Living a healthy lifestyle -understood as 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 (Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates) highlighting the consumer and kitchen, pointed out some shreds of evidence about how habits towards a healthier way of life were changing.
Change of habits for health and wellness care
According to the study, the interest in following a healthy life has modified some of the traditional eating patterns, either for nutritional reasons or due to growing concern about the quality and origin of food. This has brought about changes in the purchase, storage and preparation of food and with it the introduction of new ways of planning and organizing 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 expert.
The Global Kitchen study, presented in 2019, is based on a consumer survey in 9 countries (Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, 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”. Global Kitchen study