If you love food and you love watching movies here’s a way to combine those two passions! These food documentaries have all made a huge impact on the way I look at food – the ingredients, where it is made, how it is made and the nutritional value (or lack there of) of certain products.
While there may be some extreme or one sided opinions expressed, what each of these videos has taught me is the importance of educating yourself. With proper information and knowledge it becomes easier to sort through the overwhelming amount of information out there and create a nutritional approach that will work best for you – both physically and morally
If you are looking to kick start a healthy eating regime or are looking for more information on the foods you are eating, I highly recommend giving each of these a watch. Remember clean eating doesn’t need to be complicated. To keep things simple try out my Monthly Meal Plan. Sign up today for a Free 30 Day Trial!
1. Food Inc. (2008)
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of the government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
2. Hungry for Change (2012)
Hungry for Change exposes shocking secrets the diet, weightloss and food industry don’t want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve and how to escape the diet trap forever.
3. Vegucated (2010)
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.
4. Forks Over Knives (2011)
Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
5. Supersize Me (2004)
Supersize Me follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which film maker Morgan Spurlock ate only McDonald’s food. The film documents this lifestyle’s drastic effect on Spurlock’s physical and psychological well-being, and explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit.