Inspired Living at Short Street Kitchen
It's time to seriously re-think the way we eat. .
Healthy eating is one of the most powerful ways you can improve your health and reduce your risk of disease, yet our modern western diet does just the opposite..
In a time of overwhelming and contradictory information about food with multiple fad diets abounding, it can tricky deciding what to actually eat. Our approach is simple – eat mostly wholefoods, reducing as many packaged and ultra-processed foods as possible, and eat as many different plants as you can. We don’t think anyone can dispute this..
Wholefoods and the fibre from plants are critical to nourish and feed our gut microbes. We are now learning how the health and diversity of our gut microbiome controls all aspect health and risk of disease. Ultra-processed foods on the other hand, are not only devoid of natural nutrients and fibre but are brimming with chemical additives. These do nothing to nourish our gut and little research has been done on the long-term effects.
In a time when chronic disease is so prevalent and is almost normalised, modern medicine focuses on treating symptoms and does little to treat the root cause of disease. To make it worse, the food industry aggressively markets convenient and super palatable unhealthy ultra-processed foods which make up an increasingly significant part of our diet. Food is the greatest lever you can pull to affect immediate change. If we don’t fix our food system and the way we eat, we won’t be able to overcome this epidemic of chronic disease. Now, more than ever, it’s time for us to take control of what we eat and see food as medicine. We believe there is no 'one size fits all' approach to nutrition so we don't recommend any particular diet. What we do believe however, is that a diet rich in a diversity of plants with an emphasis on unprocessed wholefoods is a pretty great place to start.