Along with the increasing interest over the past few years in what we are
putting in our bodies is the growing genre of food and health-related
documentaries. Concerned with food industry deception, obesity and the rising
number of illnesses in the United States, each film seeks to shed light on the
problems existing within the current sphere of health. Here are five movies that
will change the way you conceptualize food.
 Now I am not telling you that eating meat is wrong or that you are some awful person. I am posting this as more of a health and fitness standpoint. Change one dinner a week to a vegan dinner. Too much of a change, change your lunch to healthier plant based option! One step at a time people, one step at a time.
Fork over Knives
With obesity on the rise and prescriptions taking over all our health issues,
Forks Over Knives” examines the claim that most degenerative diseases can be
controlled or even reversed by a proper diet that avoids processed and
animal-based foods. Through an examination of the careers and findings of
physicians, biochemists and professors, the film looks into the reason we are
sicker than ever despite the most advanced technology in the world. Throughout
the film, cameras follow patients with chronic conditions to test the idea that
food is the ideal medicine.
From the creators of “Food  Matters,” “Hungry for Change” exposes the deceptive secrets and strategies the food and diet industries use to keep us hooked on processed foods and coming back for more. Featuring interviews with leading medical experts and best-selling authors, this film will have you questioning what goes in your body and help you escape the constant trap of yo-yo dieting. Through proper nutrition, “Hungry for Change” will teach you how to become beautiful from the inside out.
An oldie but a goodie, “Food Inc.” is a must-see documentary that exposes
the shocking truths about the food industry, what we eat, and how it is
produced. Hidden from American consumers, our nation’s food supply is currently
controlled by a handful of corporations that put profit before the safety and
health of consumers, the environment, animals and workers. Featuring expert
interviews and local farmers, the movie brings to life the surprising realities
of pesticides, harmful bacteria and steroid-ridden animals.
Seeking to provide a new mentality about what we’re eating, “Fresh” celebrates farmers and businesses across
the nation that are re-inventing our food system. Featuring notable individuals
who have experienced or witnessed the harmful effects of obesity, food
contamination and environmental pollution, the documentary offers healthy and
sustainable alternatives for a better future. At a time where most of our food
is being mass produced, urban farmers show that there are still efficient ways
to produce organic food.
The heartwarming documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, chronicles the journey of Joe Cross, sick and
nearly 100 pounds overweight, on his mission to regain his health. After seeing
numerous doctors and loading up on steroids and other conventional medicines for
his autoimmune disease, Joe decides to take matters into his own hands. He
ditches the junk food and vows to stick to a fresh vegetable and fruit juice
only cleanse for 60 days. Travelling more than 3,000 miles, Joe talks to more
than 500 Americans along the way, noting their views on health and food. His
transformation and unconventional story are nothing short of inspiring.

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