3 Films to Transform Your Thoughts About Food

Sometimes life knocks us off the wagon and we fall short of our health goals.  If you fell like you need a bit of a healthy reboot, we have several documentaries and books that can inspire me to get back on the “healthful living wagon.”

We live in a time where we have access to lots of information and it is our responsibility to learn, to question and decide for ourselves what is best for us.  We need to figure out on our own what makes sense to us and what doesn’t, what we are ready to stand up for and what we should stand against.  We need information so we can see what we can change, if change needs to be made and if it does, how to make those changes.

We believe that part of our purpose on this planet is to help people live to their fullest potential through the expression of a healthy body and mind.  We believe that the first step in creating that is from the food we eat.

If you love movies, these are our top 3 inspiring flicks about food that have impacted us and the choices we make for ourselves and our family. If you’re in need of a healthy reset, check them out.

Cooked

 

About: 

Best-selling author and food advocate Michael Pollan created this four part documentary to take a close look at how cooking has changed throughout history, and the key role that the elements- Air, Water, Fire, and Earth- play in food preparation.

What You’ll Learn:

The series crosses the continents, looking at the differences and similarities between different food cultures. We will recognize a need to spend more time cooking for ourselves, or we’ll face more food-related health problems

Who Should Watch It:

Anyone interested in the evolution of food and food preparation.

You’ll be inspired to…

Return to the kitchen to reclaim our lost traditions and to forge a deeper, more meaningful connection to the ingredients and cooking techniques that we use to nourish ourselves.

How to watch it:

Click on the play button on the image above to watch the trailer or the full 4 part series of Cooked is available on Netflix

 

Fed Up

About:

Fed Up focuses on the American food industry and the growing link between sugar consumption and the obesity epidemic and how far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized.

What You’ll Learn:

Sugar consumption is highlighted as a cause of many health issues. In this film and we learn that sugar consumption isn’t just about cookies and cakes. It’s about processed starches and the fact that there are 60,000 processed food products and 80% of them have added sugar.

Who Should Watch It:

Everyone, especially watch this as a family.  My children live in an environment where we practice eating in health promoting way.  This film showed them that other experts believe this too.

You’ll be inspired to…

Evaluate your eating habits along with the eating habits you have established for your family.  You may even be inspired to clean out your pantry.

How to watch it:

Click on the play button on the image above to watch the trailer or watch the full documentary here.

 

Hungry for Change

About: 

This film emphasizes that our health is directly related to the fuel that we put into our bodies.  Our own health is in our hands.

What You’ll Learn: 

How food effects your energy, production, thoughts and social interactions.  You’ll also learn how additives and preservatives are effecting our health.

Who Should Watch It:

Everyone who eats food, especially those who are wondering if there really is a connection to the food they eat and why they are tired, overweight and depressed.

You’ll be inspired to…

Make changes in your eating habits.  This film is wonderful for helping us realize that change is necessary but also possible and not as hard as we may think.

How to watch it:

Click on the play button on the image above to watch the trailer or watch the full documentary here.

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