Good Eats Review: Prescription Nutrition

Prescription Nutrition: CuriosityStream Documentary Series (2017)

Short and sweet, a delightful 4 part overview (about 20 minutes each) of diet and nutrition that got me up from watching multiple times to go into the kitchen and check ingredients and start cooking! You can probably watch them for free if you sign up for a trial subscription.

In this exclusive, original CuriosityStream documentary series, doctors, chefs and nutritionists weigh in on how changes in diet can positively affect health and longevity.

Part 1: Green Revolution
Explores the extraordinary health benefits of plant-based diets and the amazing revolution taking place on how we approach our relationship with food. Dr. Greger (NutritionFacts.org) outlines how a diet comprised of whole, plant-based foods can dramatically improve well-being and longevity.

Part 2: Grain of Truth
Exposes how the industrial revolution opened the floodgates for highly-processed convenience foods that became “our daily bread.” But those pseudo-grains are known to contribute to chronic disease. Natural, whole grains support longevity and lower the risk of heart disease. Grain of Truth also explores the debate over gluten as a dietary evil.

Part 3: Spilling the Beans
Spotlights some of nature’s tiniest packages that deliver a powerful protein punch. Protein is an essential component of our diet, and for centuries, products of animal origin were thought to be one of the best sources. But, new evidence proves diets high in beans are one of the most important dietary predictors of survival for older people around the world.

Part 4: Natures Candy
Reveals the surprising impact sugar can have on our health. The added sugars in most packaged foods are one of the deadliest ingredients in our modern diet. But the naturally-occurring sugars, antioxidants and nutrients found in most fruits and berries make these sweet treats some of the healthiest foods on our planet.

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