Wherever you are on your whole food plant-based journey, there’s no such thing as too much education. If you’re curious about whether whole food plant-based eating is right for you or if you’re just looking for community and great recipes, there’s no shortage of helpful resources out there.
Many people can trace the beginning of their plant-based lifestyle back to a documentary that encouraged them to make the leap. Some well-known docs lean heavily into more graphic content to shine a light on the meat or dairy industry, but here’s just a few that take a gentler, even inspirational approach to education.
If you or a loved one struggles with health issues, you may be interested in checking out this film in particular. Forks Over Knives focuses on the belief that embracing a whole food plant-based way of eating leads to a truly healthy lifestyle; combating, preventing, and even reversing some diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
The documentary features doctors, scientists and real-life people who have reaped the health benefits of eliminating animal products and processed food from their lives. In the end, it makes the case for whole food plant-based living as a powerful engine for a healthy life.
This is a must-watch as it turns every assumption people have about plant-based food and physical fitness on its ear. The documentary is produced by Hollywood heavyweights like Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, and Jackie Chan. It follows the journey of James Wilks – elite Special Forces trainer and The Ultimate Fighter winner – as he searches for the best diet for optimum human performance. Plot spoiler! Whole food plant-based is the winner.
If you like learning from first-hand accounts and anecdotal experiences, this is a great watch. Live and Let Live features a wide array of people who have turned to veganism for various personal reasons and the positive outcomes they’ve experienced as a result.
From a professional athlete to a former butcher, chances are there’s someone in this film you’ll be able to relate to and connect with.
While this film is not solely focused on the positive environmental impact of a plant-based lifestyle, it’s an eye-opening look into how our consumption (food and otherwise) can have a catastrophic effects on the planet.
Not only does this documentary educate viewers on how our choices cause devastating ripple effects around the world, it also outlines how specific, actionable changes both globally (like providing better education for girls) and individually (like adopting a plant-based diet) can make a difference.
Podcasts for Whole Food Plant-Based Living
If documentaries are an essential tool for learning about a whole food plant-based lifestyle, then podcasts are crucial in helping you master the day-to-day. There’s nothing like having an army of supportive, like minded “friends” in your ear buds to cheer you on and inspire you.s
The title here pretty much says it all! The focus of this podcast is on guiding listeners in making great tasting whole food plant-based dishes in their own kitchens.
Each episode shares quick, affordable recipes that are free from animal products and processed foods.
This is an excellent podcast if you’re passionate about plant-based living and fitness. Not only are the episodes full of tips and inspiration, they also feature health experts who give you all the tools you need to live an active, plant-based lifestyle.
Their website is also rich with recipes, fitness challenges, and blogs to further enrich your experience.
This podcast is an excellent resource whether you’ve been plant-based for a while or are still thinking about it.
It features one-on-one plant-based success stories, the science behind why forgoing meat is so good for you, recipes, and the latest medical news from the Physicians Committee. They basically have everything you need rolled into one, fun-to-listen-to package.
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Ok, so you’ve read all the research and made the decision to embrace a whole food plant-based lifestyle. First, congratulations on making this healthy choice!