Nutrition

We are all becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of nutrition on our wellbeing, particularly our physical and also mental health. Indeed, maintaining a good diet is the ultimate way to prevent the burden of many diseases and their associated risk factors. Thus, according to the Institute of Medicine in Chicago, nutrition research has shifted from solely focusing exclusively on alleviating nutrient deficiencies to stressing chronic disease prevention.

KYN’s approach

Environment

KYN is at the forefront of the latest research and innovation in order to provide the most exquisite environment for its residents. Indeed, the menus, created by a Michelin trained chef, have been thought through in great detail to ensure that the residents obtain the most nourishing dishes.

Ingredients

Many foods which are consumed daily in the Western society cause chronic inflammation, a local response to cellular injury which is linked to health issues such as diabetes, obesity and certain types of cancer. Diets that promote the latter are high in refined starches, sugar, saturated fats, and low in omega-3 fatty acids, natural antioxidants, fibre from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Small changes in the diet can play a major role in the improvement of one’s health, following which KYN has created a menu rich in anti-inflammatory foods, including fresh fruit, vegetables, plant-based proteins, fatty fish, nuts and olive oil. KYN’s food variety includes products that do not damage the intestine, whilst maintaining appetising flavours and smells. By way of example, date sugar is used to replace white sugar; whilst coconut flour and almond flour replace plain flour, where possible.

Healthy, low sugar cookies, freshly baked by the pastry chef, along with homemade smoothies are offered across the home all day long to encourage the residents to eat and maintain their energy levels. Freshly baked cookies will be use superfoods such as cacao powder, cinnamon and many more nutrient-dense ingredients. Moreover, the homemade smoothies will incorporate dark leafy greens, with a mix of fruits that will vary daily to maximise the vitamins and minerals present in the resident’s diet.

Other factors

Factors other than the food intake itself hold the key to allow individuals to live a healthier and more productive life. The timing of the meals and steering clear from various food combinations play a vital role to prevent inflammation; thus, both are taken into consideration in KYN’s nutritional approach. For instance, fruits after a meal should be avoided as fruits digest quickly but other components in a meal like protein and carbohydrates take longer, causing the fruit sugar to ferment; ultimately leading to bloating and inflammation. Henceforth, the team at KYN will recommend beneficial eating habits to reduce inflammation, and a personalised program will be offered to residents if requested.

And most importantly, because family runs through the heart of everything KYN does, every wholesome and unique dish is prepared with love.

References
International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research | Hogrefe.ch. (n.d.). https://www.hogrefe.com/ch/zeitschrift/international-journal-for-vitamin-and-nutrition-research.
Nutrition Research. Journal. (n.d.). https://www.journals.elsevier.com/nutrition-research.
Nutrition Research. Nutrition Research | Journal | ScienceDirect.com by Elsevier. (n.d.). https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/nutrition-research.
Oxford University Press. (1753, January 1). The Journal of Nutrition: Oxford Academic. OUP Academic. https://academic.oup.com/jn.
Sych, Brombach, Popp, Kaelin, & Müller. (n.d.). Nutrition Research. ZHAW Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation ILGI. https://www.zhaw.ch/en/lsfm/institutes-centres/ilgi/nutrition/.
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