Researchers have long compared the plant-based diets of the Eastern World to the meat-heavy diets of the Western World. Forks Over Knives, a new documentary, aims to mainstream the benefits of people incorporating more plant-based foods into their diets and cutting back on meat.
The synopsis states:
Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.
While no one can debate the above health circumstances, is eating more plants and less meat truly the answer? Watch the trailer and learn more about the documentary here.