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You Definitely Want to Add These 9 Food Documentaries to Your Netflix Watchlist

Sachin Sharma
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One minute we’re supposed to eat grains and the next minute, everyone’s promoting a grain-free diet. With all the constantly changing information out there, how are we supposed to know what to eat and what to avoid? Watch these 9 healthy food documentaries to shed some light.
Americans consume more processed food and sugar than we ever have, which results a decline in overall health. We currently see extremely high obesity and diabetes rates, among other health issues.
These 9 food documentaries can help us make informed decisions when it comes to the food we put in our bodies.

Here are 9 Food Documentaries for Your Netflix Queue:

Before you read on, it’s important to note that just because these food documentaries claim something is true, it could still be wrong. However, companies that have invested millions of dollars into selling their products to us often bend the truth. It’s up to you to make an informed decision.

1. Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (2010)

At the start of Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Joe Cross is 100 pounds overweight and loaded up on all kinds of pharmaceutical drugs. We follow Joe’s journey to clean up his body from the inside out with the help of homemade green juices. The results he sees from juicing every day are incredible!

2. What The Health? (2017)

What the Health explores possible reasons why the dietary information we receive is so distorted. Kip Andersen suggests part of the reason these harmful foods are promoted to us is because the companies that give us our dietary guidelines receive sponsorship money from the various food industries.

3. Cowspiracy (2014)

Another Kip Andersen movie, Cowspiracy focuses on the environmental impacts of factory farming. Kip highlights some interesting statistics about this industry and implores viewers to think about the food choices they’re making. The food agriculture industry is extremely unethical, and this documentary brings it’s atrocities to our attention in a very real way.

4. Hungry For Change (2012)

Hungry for Change focuses on the idea of making healthy lifestyle changes, rather than trying one fad diet after another. The physicians in the film emphasize the surprisingly negative effects of eating low-fat foods. (Spoiler Alert: Low-fat foods are loaded with sugar to make them taste good, and don’t help you lose weight at all.)


5. Super Size Me (2004)

Super Size Me follows Morgan Spurlock’s experiment on the effects of eating McDonald’s every single day for 30 days. The results are horrifying. After 30 days of eating burgers, fries, and chicken nuggets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Morgan’s physician has some shocking reports. It’ll definitely change the way you see those golden arches.

6. Fast Food Nation (2006)

Fast Food Nation follows the journeys of immigrants, students, activists, and corporate employees in this eye-opening look into how fast food is made. We see everything from how immigrants are used for cheap labor and forced to work in dangerous environments to the grotesque way animals are treated to keep up with the demand for Big Macs.

7. Sugar Coated (2015)

Sugar Coated uncovers the truth about sugar and it’s involvement in the skyrocketing obesity rates in the USA. The sugar industries have seduced the planet into consuming more and more, which is also a focus point of the film. Ever wonder why sugary treats are made to be as visually appealing as possible?

8. Forks Over Knives (2011)

Forks Over Knives advocates a switch from an animal-based diet to a plant-based diet to reverse or control diseases like cancer and diabetes. The documentary features scientists and authors who claim these diseases are caused by our diets, and that the Standard American Diet is designed to ensure we rely on the pharmaceutical industry.

9. What’s With Wheat? (2016)

What’s With Wheat is the story of how wheat production has changed over the course of millennia. The wheat plant we know today is not the same as the plant our ancestors once harvested. This could be the reason behind the increase in celiac disease and gluten intolerance all around the world.

These Healthy Food Documentaries Will Change Everything

Embarking on a spiritual journey encourages us to be conscious about the way we’re eating and how our choices affect the planet. Ultimately it is up to us to discern the difference between a diet that can serve the highest good and one that seeks to take our power away from us.
There’s so much to learn here. Which documentary was your favorite?

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Sachin is a life coach who is passionate about personal development and expansion of consciousness. He bases his coaching and writing off insights that have helped him progress in his journey and is passionate about sharing this wisdom with others.

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