I have always been a visual learner. Someone who is heavily impacted by images rather than words I hear or read. That is why these three films had such a strong impact on how I view food, health, and my body. Best of all...they're on Netflix!
1. Forks Over Knives (2011)
This documentary takes a look at how the most common diseases in America (such as heart disease and diabetes) —such as diabetes and heart disease—can be directly controlled by what we eat. It mainly talks about the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet and how eating well can be the best medicine there is.
2. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)
Yes I know that the juicing craze is going a little overboard lately, but this was a really interesting take on the health trend. Joe Cross was literally fat, sick, and nearly dead, and needed to do something fast. He embarked on a road trip and vowed to only drink fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days.
3. Food, Inc. (2008)
This was the first food-documentary I saw, back in a high school science class. It's probably one of the most well-known food documentaries and it provides a look at corporate farming in America. Food, Inc. touches on unsustainable farming methods, as well as widespread food contamination plaguing many American food sources. The movie encourages a more humane and organic food system.