Impact of New Cabinets on Weight and Health

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we’re proud to offer a wide range of kitchen cabinets for your home remodel. From base cabinets to vanities, wall cabinets and many other choices, we have everything you need in the cabinet world to create a beautiful, functional remodeling project.

And while the primary benefits of our products are generally found in the way they make your kitchen both more functional and aesthetically pleasing, there’s one trickle-down result here that generally receives no consideration whatsoever from the general public: The impact new countertops can have on the health and eating habits of those in the home. Let’s look at the issues many Americans have with health related to how they eat, plus how installing new cabinets might in part help change eating habits and raise the health levels of the entire family.

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Americans, Eating Out and Obesity

There’s a significant trend when it comes to Americans and the way we eat: Compared to other developed nations, we eat many more meals outside our own homes from other establishments. In addition, we tend to eat at a higher speed than other similar countries.

What does this lead to? That’s right, higher levels of obesity. And while there are several factors that go into these high levels, researchers and medical professionals have repeatedly identified a lack of time available as one of the top reasons for them.

Benefits of Home-Cooked Meals

This lack of time has decreased the number of home-cooked meals being eaten by the average American, and these meals can be very valuable. They’ve been proven to help promote a healthier diet in children, for instance, and may even help raise their grades. They also show significant benefits for the entire family in terms of both the health of the food they eat and the time they spend together – a family meal each evening for dinner can go a long way to strengthening the overall family dynamic.

How Cabinets and Storage Help

So how do cabinets relate to all of this? Well, you might be surprised just how large an impact they can have on the ease and convenience of cooking at home. New, well-conceived cabinets can revolutionize your kitchen’s storage space, allowing you to install items like appliance garages, pull-out racks and other space-savers that make keeping the kitchen organized a breeze compared to your old layout.

Not only does this make things simpler for you, it does so for any kids in the home as well. Cleaning up after both cooking or eating will be easier for them, making them less likely to look to less healthy meal sources. It may seem a small chance, but many are shocked at how big an impact cabinet installation can have on eating and health habits for the entire family.

For more on how installing new cabinets might impact kitchen convenience and your health, or to learn about any of our kitchen cabinets or home remodeling services, speak to the pros at AWA Kitchen Cabinets today.