I’m always on the quest for “new” information concerning nutrition. And while there’s a lot of garbage out there – once in a while – a documentary comes along that really drives the point home.
Specifically, it challenges conventional wisdom and gets you thinking about things from a different perspective. Furthermore, it provides actionable suggestions on which you can act upon immediately to make a positive change in your life.
Here are two that really stand out. Everyone should watch these.
Scratch that. You shouldn’t just watch them, but buy several copies to give to your friends, family, and neighbors.
Top Documentary #1: Food Inc.
This is a chilling expose of the sad state of our food supply. It will really make you rethink how (and from where) you source the items that end up on your plate.
And this goes double if you’re an animal lover. In fact, the cruelty depicted in this documentary is enough to drive you to veganism. And while I applaud the latter group’s effort to promote the humane treatment of our fury friends, I strongly believe it’s not a healthy way to eat (and for reasons described in this 6-minute video).
Fortunately, you can still have meat, get all the vital nutrients you need, and without encouraging animal cruelty. If enough of us vote with our wallets, these practices will inevitably change. As such, it’s crucial that you become informed (and inform others) of the reality of the situation.
Top Documentary #2: Fat Head.
This one’s a real eye-opener that basically blows a big hole in the lipid hypothesis. The latter advocates that saturated fat raises cholesterol which goes on to cause heart disease. The only problem with that theory is that it was never proven. In fact, the study that supposedly established the link between the two was later discovered to be fraudulent.
Sadly, that hasn’t stopped the medical community from pushing a low-fat, high sugar diet on us… despite the overwhelming evidence against its benefit. The end result? Skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes, and all the wonderful diseases that come with it.
If you value your health, watching this should be an immediate priority.
Having said that, do you know of other documentaries worth checking out? Let us know in the comments below…