I decided to watch this documentary because my boyfriend’s parents (who were staunch meat lovers, and fans of processed food) decided to go vegan after watching it.
For those who don’t know, Forks over Knives is about the benefits of a plant based, whole food diet and the risks of an animal/ processed food based diet. (I made and then ate steak while I watched this documentary.)
I found this documentary to be informative, and never felt like the information was forced off on me. The data was very easy to understand, and was shown to be scientific fact by several broad and well documented studies.
Before I always felt the vegans were extremists/hippies, and the term held a somewhat negative connotation. While I will not be going vegan myself, I now understand why people make that choice, and it no longer holds any stigma. I will, however, be examining my diet and cutting out a lot of processed foods, and adding a lot of plant based foods.
I think that this is a must see for all humans, especially those living on the “Western” diet.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pros: very informative, includes a lot of scientific research presented in every day terms, always interesting
Cons: does not show any research comparing diets containing small amounts of animal based products and solely animal based products, the documentary was a tad long.
Where to Shop/View: amazon.com, netflix.com, etc
Forks Over Knives