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9 food documentaries that will surely shock you

For each of us, the words “healthy eating” mean something different. Another is vegetarian or pescetarian, another vegan, another gluten free and paleo, while another avoids carbohydrates. Whatever diet you follow or consider more beneficial to the human body, it is good to listen to all the theories and take into account all the research in order to finally form your own opinion. The best way to do this is to watch some (or all) of the following documentaries.

#1 What’s With Wheat?
The consumption of carbohydrates and mainly cereals has been a highly controversial issue for years. Here, scientists, farmers and nutritionists discuss and analyze the pros and cons of the gluten-free diet, which has become fashionable in recent years, while not fail to mention the real reasons why one may be intolerant to this particular food.

#2 May I be Frank
The trailer of this movie would make even the most heartless cry. He follows an overweight 54-year-old man on his journey to a life that will not depend on pills and fatty foods and in which one can see beyond his extra pounds and fall in love with him. The film evokes such strong emotions that the singer Jason Mraz described it as “a triumph, where the hero defeats the evil that hides inside him and finally conquers the girl”.

#3 Forks over knives
Probably the most popular nutrition documentary of recent years, which analyzes the reasons why many doctors and nutritionists believe that our poor diet is responsible for many diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. It is certain that if you watch it or you decide to follow a vegetarian diet directly or at least you will do it for a long time until you eat meat again.

#4 Food, Inc
This documentary addresses the well-hidden secrets of the food industry and whether it has the power to influence our food choices and our state of health. It’s really shocking!

#5 Vegucated
If you are thinking of becoming a vegetarian or vegan, this movie may be the final step before you are completely convinced. Here are three New York meat eaters who decide for health reasons to follow a strictly vegetarian diet and who then take a closer look at the conditions in which animals grow up, such as chickens, cows and pigs, until they are killed to be found in the our dish. Spoiler alert most have never eaten meat before!

#6 That sugar film
Damon Gameau from Australia, who does not consume processed sugar, decides to change his diet and include in it 40 teaspoons of sugar, ie the average amount for a citizen of his country. It does this without consuming sweet, but “healthy” foods that contain “hidden” sugar, such as light products and juices. The result of his experiment is sure to surprise you.

#7 Fed up
And this film deals with sugar and its role in the rising rates of global obesity, while also revealing the ways in which the food industry is trying to make us sick. “This movie will change the way people think about food,” says a review by USA Today.

#8 What the health
This is one of the most recent documentaries of its kind, which is even produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. It deals with the ways in which the meat industry affects our environment and our health, while also revealing how many health services and organizations hide the truth from citizens, as they work with food companies and snack chains, from which they receive sponsorships. It is a film that will definitely make you question what you know and think a little more about who you trust and what choices you make.

#9 Cowspiracy
This documentary, directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, explores the impact of animal husbandry on the environment and examines environmental organizations’ policies on the subject. This is a film that deals more with the environmental reasons why it would be good to follow a vegetarian diet and not with the morals or the effects of eating meat on our health.

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