HERE’S SOME EYE CANDY FOR MY ENTHOUSIASTIC BLOG FOLLOWERS! There are four videos (3 short and 1 long) I would like to share with you, for a rainy day or simply a break from your work, to enjoy and think back to how great it is that you are doing the best you can on the way to eating healthy.
NOT THAT I’M A RELIGIOUS FAN of Jamie Oliver in general, but that man has put quite some effort into raising awareness about food, not only in the general public through his TV shows, but also in schools by infiltrating the schools’ kitchen system and improving the nutrition of children everywhere. In his Ted Talk, he finds a great way of presenting facts about food in a passionate way. Watch it and you will feel inspired!
THEN THE DOCUMENTARY WORTH WATCHING: “Food, Inc.”. This inspiring story will shed a new light onto the way you look at the supermarket shelves. Whether you want to show off to your friends with interesting facts about the food industry or want to gain a profound understanding of how the food business became the shitty scheme it is today, watch this documentary. Added bonus: no gross footage, yes lots of beautiful scenery, yes great story telling by very interesting individuals.
THE TED TALK BY Ann Cooper’s makes a great addition to the “Food, Inc.” documentary. This TED talk is about food and children.
ALL THREE DOCUMENTARIES will help you learn how the food you buy every week gets to the supermarket, and why some of it, because of the way it is produced, can make us sick. All of these videos will give you hope and inspiration if you, just like me, are trying to make this world a better place one step at a time through healthy food, starting with your own eating habbits.
IF YOU’VE NO TIME TO WATCH ALL THE VIDEOS, watch this Scarecrow infomercial – it gives an absolutely flawless 3 minute summary of it all. Enjoy!
SOMETHING JUST FOR FUN: If bugs don’t even wanna eat it, why would you?! 😉
Personal rant: I understand that some people don’t have the need to eat healthy and might like their lifestyle just the way it is. Some people (maybe thanks to their genes) will never get unhealthy, no matter how unhealthy they eat! But, most people are prone to the effects of an unhealthy diet (as we can see by the increasing prevalence of obesity, diabetes type 2, and heart disease). If you do believe that food matters, good for you and don’t let others bring you down! I hope the films and talks above inspired everyone to think critically about where their – our – food is coming from and why it matters.