These documentaries are full of facts and give you so much insight on the benefits of going vegan. It helped us a lot in our choices and also it helps to shield you from people who are going to tell you that you are crazy for not eating meat or dairy (yes this still happens every day!).
This movie is a literal powerhouse of information. It gives so many insights on a vegan lifestyle and focusses on the benefits of plant-based eating for athletes. Or better said the fact that you really don’t need meat for protein. The movie shows the lifestyle of people like Lewis Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scot Jurek (ultramarathoner), Patrick Baboumian (strongest man alive) and many more top athletes.
Released in 2014, and produced by… Yes, Leo di Caprio again (can you tell we are fans?), Cowspiracy has been shifting paradigms ever since. It takes a totally different approach on global warming, questioning large NGO’s as to why they purposely omit data that proves the livestock industry is to blame for the vast majority of the destruction of the environment, and investigates the reason why major environmental organizations are afraid of discussing the issue. Not the easiest, but a much necessary watch. It’s also available on Netflix.
What The Health
From the makers of Cowspiracy, What the Health brings shocking and very inconvenient truths about what we have been taught to eat and its consequences. It looks into the link between animal-based foods and the pharmaceutical industry to serious diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Not only that, it goes further into it, unveiling a disturbing connection that reaches the medical industry, health organizations and even the government.
Before The Flood
Leonardo Di Caprio. Who else could be Romeo AND a UN Embassador in the same life? Swoon swoon… Anyway, this award winning documentary features Leo on a round the world journey in order to personally see and understand the problems and, most importantly, solutions to the current climate change situation. It hits us with alarming facts on global warming as well as social inequality. Your eyes will open! Oh, and it’s available on Netflix.