connected to our overall wellness
Every bite counts at SŌW Plated. Our promise to you is that our seasonally rotating made-from-scratch menu originates from only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. We believe in the evidence-based research connecting the food we eat with our overall wellness. Food undoubtedly fuels our bodies and our minds. Good Food equals Good Mood.
As a locally-owned neighborhood restaurant, we aim to know our partners as well as we know our guests. And that’s respectfully on a first-name basis. Most of our farmers are local. All subscribe to a set of practices we’ve deemed core to our ethos. Sustainability, organic and wellness (SŌW) live proudly in everything we do.
As the world’s first fully automated indoor farm, 80 Acres is changing food for the fresher. A farm producing an abundance of crop varieties year-round. Using 100% renewable energy. Free of pesticides, mystery ingredients or excessive food miles. This super-efficient farm of the future is today already growing the freshest, highest quality fruits and vegetables to ensure tomorrow promises to be a better today for all of us.
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Upper Arlington Living
Mental illness is commonly referred to as the quietest crisis in the world with virtually every one of us having our own personal story to tell. That was before ever being introduced to the word COVID-19. According to the CDC, the pandemic that followed only exacerbated the steady rise in anxiety and depression cases across the globe to levels unprecedented in recorded history. The Wall of Hope Foundation serves as the “heart and soul” of the SŌW Plated brand, bringing together families and businesses bonded together determined to confront mental illness in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Our approach is from a more holistic perspective connecting the mind, body and spirit. Let’s talk food’s role.
The human brain is an energy-intensive organ, using approximately 20 percent of a body’s total calorie intake. If you acknowledge that food is how we fuel our bodies, then doesn’t it make sense that what we eat directly affects the structure and function of our brain, and ultimately, our mood? Here’s the one fact concluded from every single scientific study that’s ever been researched. A diet rich in quality foods that contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and antioxidants nourish the brain by protecting it from oxidative stress – the waste (a.k.a “free radicals”) produced when the body uses oxygen, which often damages cells. Conversely, poor food – or fuel – choices such as processed or refined foods promote inflammation and oxidative stress, and thus are harmful to the brain. That’s it plain and simple. Examples of ingredients proven to boost brain functionality include, but not limited to beets, avocado, soy, whole grains, dark leafy greens, wild berries, oily fish, turmeric and dark chocolate. SOW Plated is a brand purposefully built on a menu designed to optimize brain health, all the while catering to every imaginable dietary preference because eating, we know is celebrated as a very personal journey.