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This weekend, grab a blanket and get lost in Netflix. The streaming system has an impressive movie library that boasts a wide array of titles related to food and nutrition. Learn more by watching these flicks that shed truths on food production, take a close look at diets and define what it means to eat healthy.
Here are three food-focused picks you should add to your watch list:
1. Forks Over Knives (2011)
This documentary takes a look at how common health ailments in the United States—such as diabetes and heart disease—are a direct result of diet. The film examines the unhealthy Western way of eating and its medical impact, concluding that a whole-food, plant-based diet may be all the medicine we need.
2. Food, Inc. (2008)
Probably one of the most well-known food documentaries, this film provides a look at meat production and the role of 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.
3. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)
Many tout the benefits of juicing, and in this film, one man decides to see how far the drink trend can go to better his health. Joe Cross was 100 pounds overweight and conventional diet methods didn’t seem to help. After proclaiming he will only eat fresh fruits and vegetables for 60 days, Joe is followed on a road trip as he interacts with others and attempts to lose weight in a new way.
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