The 12 Best Documentaries About Healthy Eating

Aug 14, 2023 | Best Of, Food/Drink, Health

Have you ever wanted to get an inside look into the world of healthy eating? There are plenty of documentaries available that can serve as your personal guide on how to lead a healthier lifestyle. From exploring the nuances in nutrition science, to highlighting influential people in the health and wellness industry, these documentaries offer insights on how our diet affects our overall wellbeing.


1. Superfoods

The healthy eating boom is revolutionizing not only how people eat, but also the business and agriculture landscape. Superfoods are a great way to get more nutrients into your diet, with an array of superfoods available both locally and internationally.


2. Obesity and corporate greed

Obesity is fast becoming the world’s greatest health challenge. By 2030, an estimated 50% of the global population will be overweight or obese. Despite the concerted efforts of governments and food corporations to address this issue, no country has been able to halt its spread – but why?


3. The Perfect Human Diet

Our society is facing a crisis of obesity and diet-related diseases – the number one killer in America. C.J. Hunt, an acclaimed broadcast journalist, has undertaken an investigation to discover the true human diet for optimal health – The Perfect Human Diet. This groundbreaking film reveals modern dietary science, historical findings, ancestral diets, and the emerging field of human dietary evolution.


4. Raising Kids on Junk Food

This programme delves deep into why parents opt for junk food and follows three families on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. The experts they team up with help the parents make use of the latest techniques and steer their children away from unhealthy eating habits.


5. Daily habits that changed my life

Creating a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated. I’m here to share 10 daily habits that can make a big difference in your well-being. From physical health to mental and brain health, each of these habits is based on science – so you know they work! Start incorporating them into your life today and see the positive results for yourself.


6. The Benefits of a Plant Based Diet & Exercise

Juan-Carlos Asse, the owner of Zen Fitness, has undertaken a quest to demonstrate that a whole food plant-based diet and exercise can lead to improved health. His journey is being documented as part of Only Human’s series of TV series and documentaries about human experiences and life journeys. Here viewers will experience the challenges he faces in his mission to become an everyday hero, as well as learning how ordinary people can make a difference.


7. Eating You Alive

The time for a revolution in healthcare is now. A chronic problem, affecting millions of people and costing trillions of dollars, can be treated through diet. Eating You Alive reveals how what we eat has profound effects on our health and how we can prevent, arrest and even reverse the symptoms with whole foods.


8. The truth about Food, Diet and Wellness

Join award-winning filmmaker Michal Siewierski on his three-year journey to uncover the vital truth about how we choose our food and its effects. In this eye-opening documentary, he interviews 28 world-renowned experts to reveal groundbreaking insights into the impact of our diet choices on health, environment and other life forms.


9. The Sugar Lobby

With a staggering 34 kg of sugar being consumed per year in France, it’s no surprise that the effects of consuming too much sugar are beginning to take its toll on public health. From diabetes and heart disease to common cancers, the consequences of high sugar intake can be significant. But despite this alarming statistic, many people still don’t realise how much sugar they’re actually consuming. 80% of our sugar intake is hidden in everyday foods such as cereals, yogurts and ready meals, making it hard to identify the true sources of this highly addictive substance.


10. How The Food Industry Lies To You

Only Human brings you closer to humanity in its purest form. Our series explores life’s extraordinary journeys and discovers the unique personal qualities that make us who we are. It documents the everyday heroes, showing us how to face life’s challenges with courage, determination and resilience. Get ready to be inspired by this fascinating journey. Let Remi lead you on a thought-provoking exploration of fast food and its impact on our lives.


11. Bringing Fat & Sugar to the Developing World

Coca-Cola, McDonalds and Domino’s Pizza are just a few of the big food companies that have pledged to ‘responsibility’ in Europe. Unfortunately, this promise does not extend into the developing world. Here, these brands utilize marketing tactics that are banned in other parts of the world using ultra-low cost products with higher levels of salt, sugar, and saturated fats. The documentary explores the dark side of food marketing by investigating the strategies these companies employ in Brazil, India and France.


12. The dark side of the food industry

The problem of obesity and weight gain is a global one, with 40% of the world’s population affected. Food companies use addictive tactics such as sugar, fats, and flavor enhancers to get customers hooked on their products and increase their profits. Unfortunately, this has resulted in more people suffering from serious conditions like diabetes or cardiovascular diseases.


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