Hungry for Change – Documentary

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Hungry for Change

Hungry For Change is a documentary created by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, both nutritional consultants and filmmakers. Over 1 hour and 29 minutes, the creators try to expose what constant dieting, weight loss, and the food industry do to our bodies and how you can overcome it by starting a healthy life, eating whole and nutritional foods from natural sources.

The documentary brings interviews with many best-selling authors, leading medical experts and real life transformational stories, going through the following topics:

  • Modern lifestyle that leads to epidemic obesity.
  • Huge offer of tasty but poorly nutritional food.
  • Marketing and industry tricks to make you eat and buy more processed food.
  • Discuss sugar consumption and how it triggers our brains to eat in excess.
  • High consumption of refined carbohydrates.
  • Fat free products, “their healthy appeal” and their hidden sugars.

I believe this documentary is perfect for those lacking a bit of foundation knowledge about health and general well-being. It’s a good choice to send to that friend we all know that should consider having a bit more of information about the topic, or maybe had just started thinking about the subject.

I’ve watched it on Netflix. In case you’re interested, find the official trailer below:

Food Choices – Documentary

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Food Choices

Food Choices is a documentary about how our dietary choices can affect not only our daily lives and health, but how also they can affect the environment and global ecosystem. According to author and filmmaker, Michal Siewierski, a plant-based diet is the key to achieve a healthy life and to save our planet.

I do believe our choices have a huge impact on the planet, however, the documentary sounded a bit shallow on some aspects for me and didn’t make me change my mind about meat consumption. Anyway, I always like to watch documentaries with different views about food so I can always keep my mind open and expand my own opinions.

The documentary itself is very good and brings exciting topics to the table, such as:

  • Overview on meat, dairy and eggs consumption in the US
  • Processed food
  • Over consumption of supplements (Do we really need them?)
  • Importance of nutrition as a healing tool
  • How expensive is to keep a plant-based diet
  • Organic or non-organic food?

Another interesting topic in the documentary is the difference between veganism/vegetarianism and a plant-based diet. According to Michal and several specialists he interviewed to make the documentary, there is a huge difference between the 3 of them. A vegan/vegetarian person will not necessarily have a healthy diet, perfectly eating processed food instead of whole and nutritionally dense food, which is the plant-base diet proposal.

This documentary can be watched on Netflix. I’ll leave you guys with the trailer below:

Jiro Dreams of Sushi – Documentary

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Jiro Dreams Of Sushi
Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

Today I bring you an old but gold very good food documentary: Jiro Dreams Of Sushi.

This is the story of Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old Japanese chef, who owns the only sushi restaurant in the world awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating. This documentary is a beautiful meditation on hard work, family, and the art of perfection.

Jiro is a very inspiring guy, he never stops working, living in a very simple way and focused on always being able to serve the best sushi in the world for his customers. You can see his attention to the quality of ingredients (how they were transformed negatively over the years due to environmental changes), the perfect size for a single bite, the perfect moment to be served. Everything is meticulously planned.

I’ll tell you, I’ve watched this documentary just before planning my trip to Japan, and I was convinced I had to go there. However, I’m not rich yet and couldn’t afford a $345.00 AUD dinner per person. 😐 To be honest I think this would be like what I spent during my 16-day trip. 😛

Anyways, if you are a fan of the Japanese culture and cuisine, or simply a foodie, this documentary is totally worth. You can find it on Netflix, but below I leave you with the trailer.

Gluten: A Gut Feeling – Documentary | ABC TV Catalyst

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Millions of people around the world are giving up their morning toast, bread, pasta, and pizza in pursuit of a better health. But is it a good idea? Are they really gluten intolerant?

How about gluten-free products, are they healthier only because there is no gluten included? In this video, Dr Maryanne Demasi cuts through the hype of the gluten free diet.

Really insightful documentary.

Forks over Knives | Food Documentary

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Forks over Knives
Forks over Knives

Every time I watch a food documentary I have the final impression we should all live of air. You know, like everything we’ve been eating in recent years is bad. 😛

Well, jokes apart, this time I bring you Forks over Knives as a documentary suggestion. This movie goes against what I believe it’s good for my personal diet, however, it’s always important to understand other perspectives and keep an open mind, don’t you think?

Forks over Knives advocates a plant-based diet (it’s not what is commonly called vegan too), where you would avoid meat and dairy products and instead have plenty of vegetables, greens, legumes, and grains. They also show the danger of a high consumption of protein and why this should be avoided.

It is an interesting point of view and worth some of your attention. You can find it on Netflix or download via their website.

In case you are curious, here is their official trailer: