Having a cozy night in this weekend? Here are my top 10 picks for the best food documentaries you must see.
Let’s face it. Facts are dry, boring, and hard to grasp. But, stories? They’re compelling, fun, and easy to remember. Over the past 10 years, the number of food and health documentaries has exploded. From food politics to paradigm shifts in nutrition theory, there’s a lot going on in the spheres of food and health right now.
So, whether you’re looking for a little inspiration to clean up your own eating habits, or are fascinated by food politics, watching a food documentary is a great place to start!
Here are my top 10 picks for the best food documentaries:
Forks Over Knives (2011)
If you haven’t watched any food documentaries yet, this is the perfect one to start. It will be particularly interesting for you if you A-eat a lot of meat or dairy, B-have or know someone with chronic disease, C-are a human. This documentary follows well respected researchers Dr. Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn as they conduct groundbreaking studies that lead them to conclude that most, if not all of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by replacing animal products and processed foods, with whole plant based foods.
Food Matters (2008)
Hungry for Change (2012)
Food, Inc. (2008)
If you eat meat, you must watch this film. This film focuses on how cows have been changed from animals into food machines. It exposes the conventional practices for red meat production, and address the concerns regarding antibiotic and hormone use, and what that means for the humans who eat them. Will make you think twice before you order a hamburger.
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead (2010)
Fed Up (2014)
If sugar is your downfall, than “Fed Up” is a must watch. It explores how the dietary guidelines issued by the U.S. government 30 years ago underestimated and overlooked the dangers of dietary sugar. It cracks open the relationship between poor health and high-sugar diets, with some tear-jerking true stories. It’s available on Netflix.
That Sugar Film (2014)
Super Size Me (2004)
Do you have any other favorites? Leave a comment below, I always love watching new documentaries!
Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutrition and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers a healthy eating meal plan that teaches you how to batch cook, as well as one to clear up acne. She has ongoing group workshops both in NYC and online, and writes healthy and delicious plant-based recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of the #1 New Release on Amazon, The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke, which has been praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazines. You can find her on instagram @mariamarlowe.