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12 Netflix movies and series for you to rethink your food

12 Netflix movies and series for you to rethink your food

How is your food? Do you know the origin of what you are eating? Do you know the impact that your food choices cause to the environment? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, this list was created especially for you.

We selected 12 works from Netflix that will help you understand that healthy eating goes way beyond dieting. Directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, the main purpose of the documentary is to educate people about the consumption of transgenic foods and what their impact on our health. The footage accompanies Andersen in his research on processed animal foods and how the production of these affects human health and the environment. "Live and Let Live" gives an analysis of our relationship with animals, addressing the history of veganism. "Live and let live". The documentary tells the true stories of people who chose to become vegans and what ethical and environmental reasons made them change their habits.

Sustainable

Sustainable - Photo: Press Release

The documentary raises some issues of agriculture in the United States, but all the points addressed can be brought into our daily lives. An investigation into the US food system is presented, showing the environmental impact caused by the way agriculture works - soil loss, water depletion, pesticide use and climate change are some of the issues addressed. In the play, chef Rick Bayless discusses with other farmers what led to the movement for sustainable food and what changes it may generate in the future. Michael Pollan, a renowned writer and food activist, is the star of this series. It is inspired by Pollan's book "Cooking, a Natural History of Transformation," and is divided into four episodes: fire, water, air, and earth. The writer's message is to draw people's attention so that they are aware of what they are eating. According to him, the best way to know what you eat is to cook. This documentary investigates the indirect causes of childhood obesity, accusing the food industry as the main culprit. It addresses issues such as overconsumption of junkfood and sugar, and the role of the federal government in relation to these habits. Presented by Katie Couric, the main focus of the book is to unmask the myths of eating and stop blaming only sedentariness and gluttony for the high rates of childhood obesity. The film tells the story of a mother who begins to investigate the mysterious health problems of her son and ends up reaching the genetically modified food industry. Although not based on real facts, it makes us think about our food choices and what our relationship with what we eat.

Fat, sick and nearly dead

This documentary portrays Joe Cross's quest to lead a healthy life. Cross decides to radically change his eating habits for 60 days. With a highly nutritious diet, we accompany throughout the film the changes that good nutrition brings and its healing power, naturally controlling problems such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and other diseases related to the junk food lifestyle and sedentary lifestyle . See here.

The truth about the alcohol

The truth about the alcohol - Photo: DiVulgation

Indicated mainly for lovers of alcoholic beverage. In this documentary, Dr. Javid Abdelmoneim explores the science of alcohol and promises to answer the most frequently asked questions about its health risks and benefits.

The C Word

The C Word

Narrated by actor Morgan Freeman, this is a documentary focused on the fight against cancer. We accompany the work of the French doctor David Servan-Schreiber disseminating information on prevention and cure of the disease through a healthier lifestyle. The book shows how quality of life is key to cancer prevention and how much industry generally influences our lifestyle but healthy.

Cowspiracy

Cowspiracy - Photo: Divulgaon

Also directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, this documentary portrays the truth behind the farming industry, which is primarily responsible for negative impacts on the environment. Andersen and Kuhn bring up some shocking information that will make you rethink your diet. The film, also a documentary, tackles important issues such as food fads that can be harmful to health and how much the industrialization of food is able to fend off our perception of the origin of what we eat. Director Michal Siewierski points to global food as the main culprit for the decline in health and damages to the environment.

Rotten

Rotten - Photo: Divulgação

The series is composed of 6 independent episodes, which report on the frauds and corruption present in the daily food industry. The episodes explore issues such as adulteration of honey, food allergies and corruption present in the food production chain. Click to watch.


Get to know 5 habits that are disruptive to the diet and bad for your health

Get to know 5 habits that are disruptive to the diet and bad for your health

You dedicate yourself to diet, eat five meals a day, eat healthy foods, practice physical exercise, but still do not lose weight as much as you like. The problem may be in food manias that are difficult to identify. Nutritionists Luana Grabauskas, Equilibrium Consultancy in Nutrition and Well-Being, and Salete Brito, Clinical Hospital of the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), point to bad habits and suggest changes that can transform their relationship with food and its process of weight loss "Eating fast does not chew properly and increases the work of the stomach to digest food, which can lead to the development of diseases such as gastritis and ulcers," says Salete.

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Chocolate with live lactobacilli is created at USP

Chocolate with live lactobacilli is created at USP

Have you ever thought of eating a chocolate with living microorganisms, capable of bringing health benefits? This is what promises the sweet created by researchers of the Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering, University of São Paulo. In addition to the already known benefits of cocoa, this option with probiotics can help gastrointestinal functions, reduce the risk of constipation and prevent the development of diseases such as colon cancer, according to the USP Journal.

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