If you’re a foodie but are in the mood to watch something a little more evolved than cooking face-offs like Master Chef, then we have something for you. Food documentaries are always fun to watch and thankfully, Netflix has a wide variety of documentaries one can choose from. Hopefully these documentaries will stay in your mind when you’re cooking or ordering in your next meal.
We list down some of the documentaries that are controversial, enlightening and downright fun to watch:
What the Health
Directed by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn, this documentary has received a lot of criticism for some of the claims it’s making. What the Health is a film that determines the link between diet and disease, claiming that a diet which relies heavily on animal consumption is at a higher risk of contracting various diseases. One of the claims made in this film has come under fire by health professionals for promoting a vegan diet. Apparently, the film claims that one serving of processed meat a day increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 51%.
Nevertheless, the film provides an alternative approach to conventional diets and is worth a watch.
Produced by Zero Point Zero, Rotten is a documentary series with two seasons that have six episodes each. It aims to expose the fraud and corruption being committed by our global food industry. The series has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 86% and is causing some outrage in terms of the claims its making. Each episode is an hour long but is tightly packed with information one should know about how food is being produced, packaged and distributed all over the world. It might even make you reconsider some of your grocery-shopping habits for the future.
The Game Changers
Directed by Louie Psihoyos, this documentary showcases some of the best athletes, soldiers and scientists who talk about the benefits of a plant-based diet. One will even see Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, two of the strongest men in Hollywood, talking about how plant-based diets are sustainable for athletes. The film follows Special Forces trainer James Wilks as he meets all these athletes and tries to debunk the myth that meat is necessary for a high-protein diet.