OT: Really Good Movie/Documentary I Would Encourage People to Watch Related to Nutrition

Submitted by aiglick on March 3rd, 2012 at 1:08 AM

I know this is not Michigan sports related specifically, but at least tangentially this is related to athletics as this movie is related to nutrition which is very much linked to sports.

I just watched the movie "Forks Over Knifes" and it is fantastic. A lot of times it seems like the movie is full of common sense, yet our country and the world at large continues to become less healthy because we don't listen to the simple advice of this movie: eat less meat and try to move towards a more vegetable based diet.

I am not trying to be preachy as I am extremely obese and will find it hard to implement the suggestions laid out in the movie. I merely am passing this along because I think the movie was very interesting and important.

Hope everybody has a great weekend.

I hope to be celebrating a Big Ten Regular Season Championship come Sunday but am extremely proud of our team.



March 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 AM ^

It's all about eating in moderation. There are plenty of over weight vegetarians. You can drink three fortys of malt liquer, eat a large cheese pizza, a bag of doritos, and be a vegetarian. There's nothing wrong with eating fish, chicken, beef, turkey, pork, or any other kind of meat. Besides fruit and vegetables have pesticides and herbicides on them. I would suggest organic if your concerned about the chemicals and additives. I'm 6' and weigh about 190lbs. I do workout five times a week, but nothing extreme. I drink alcohol and eat what I want. I just do it in moderation. I'll have two pieces of pizza and a salad instead of six pieces like in high school. I'll have just one cheeseburger instead of three. I do make a effort to eat a apple everyday and at least one big garden salad with low fat dressing. 6 to 8 oz of meat and some veggies is a good, healthy meal.


March 3rd, 2012 at 10:58 AM ^

doesn't belong here. Whenever someone says their not trying to be preachy, you actually are. I don't want to hear about peoples' lifestyle theories on a michigan sports blog. There are a thousand other places to talk about how awesome veggies are. 


March 3rd, 2012 at 1:37 PM ^

I watched it at the behest of a good friend of mine. Once I found out it was based on the China study, I knew it was propaganda. It really has little to do with nutrition, and more to do with anti-affluence and Western Civ.

This doesn't mean that the movie is totally wrong, but it is largely bunk. I know there are some nutritional side effects to the way we raise/grow food, but not as many as this movie claims. I also don't want to pay $30 a lb. for beef, which is what it would cost without modern agricultural sciences.