It all started after having my second child. I was desperately trying to lose the baby weight and fit in to my wedding dress, nearly starving myself to do so. When my milk supply began to diminish, I knew I had to do something. I began consuming myself with research on our current food supply. It was then that my real food journey began…
Let’s face it, our food industry isn’t the most open and honest of the bunch. There is a serious lack of transparency and a lot of discrepancy when it comes to what is actually in the food we eat. The marketing labels and nutrition labels can be very misleading with a lot of gray area. Leaving it up to us to educate ourselves on the food we eat and what it contains. Food documentaries are a great way to get insight and experience unseen footage, that you would not otherwise have the opportunity to view. What you will learn from this list of the top food documentaries to watch, will give you the foundation necessary to make better decision when it comes to the foods that you consume.
I have compiled a list of my own personal favorite food documentaries that are easily accessible to anyone who wants to gain knowledge in one of the most important aspects of their life. As the saying goes “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore.
These documentaries include topics such as harmful ingredients (sugar, MSG, etc.), GMO’s, processed foods, and the meat industry/meat consumption. I feel that these specific food documentaries revolutionize and encourage health eating habits that promote overall vitality and sustainability.
1) “Food Matters”
Rent, buy, or watch for free (with Amazon Prime) on Amazon: Food Matters
2) “Food, Inc.”
Rent, buy, or watch for free (with Amazon Prime) on Amazon: Food, Inc.
3) “Hungry for Change”
Rent, buy, or watch for free (with Amazon Prime) on Amazon: Hungry for Change
4) “Forks Over Knives”
Rent or buy on Amazon: Forks Over Knives
5) “GMO OMG”
Rent or buy on Amazon: GMO OMG
Rent, buy, or watch for free (with Amazon Prime) on Amazon: Vegucated
I truly hope that you have found these to be educational and inspiring. What are some of your favorite documentaries? I would love for you to share in the comments!