4 Must-See Food Documentaries

Because a documentary a day keeps the ignorance away.



Documentaries are underrated. there are so many informative and intriguing documentaries on a plenitude of subject matters that appeal to different interests. if you are interested in the food industry and about healthy eating, there are plenty of important documentaries that you must see. here are some of our favorites:

1. Food, Inc (2008)

Food, Inc examines how large corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants where it's sold. Beware: this film takes you into the unsettling depths of animal processing plants. This terrifying and fascinating film is a must-see if you are interested in learning the shocking truths about what we eat.

2. Forks Over Knives (2011)

This documentary explores the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based as well as eliminating processed foods can help eliminate or control diseases such as cancer and diabetes. This film follows respected researchers Dr. Campbell and Dr. Esselstyn as they conduct groundbreaking studies to prove this theory. If you're considering going vegetarian and need some encouragement, this is the documentary for you.

3. Super Size Me (2004)

If you haven't seen this powerful documentary before - now is the time. This film is so important because it sheds light on one of our nation's biggest problems: obesity. What makes it so different is that it is a first-hand account of Morgan Spurlock's attempt to live on only McDonald's for an entire month.  Super Size me is a persuasive documentary that explores the health consequences of fast food. This film will make you think twice before picking up your next big mac.

4. Food Matters (2008)

The message that comes out of this film is incredibly important because it emphasizes Hippocrates' quote, "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." This film goes to show how Americans are stuffing our faces, yet starving ourselves of key nutrients that we need. This documentary proves how food and a selective diet can play a crucial role in treating a range of health conditions.


"The way we eat has changed more in the last 50 years than in the previous 10,000."
"Some people think the plant-based diet is extreme. Half a million a year will have their chest opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme."
"Its not McDonald's that makes us fat, it's the choices of what we eat that makes us fat."

"The solutions are here. They have always been here. Food does matter!"