First time I've checked the diet section, and thought I'd share some thoughts.
Last fall, I watched a very well-done documentary on NetFlix -- "The Game Changers". It features the story of James Wilks, an English mixed martial arts fighter who was quite successful before getting injured and going on a quest to find the best diet for recovery and performance. Executive producers include James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger (who also is in the film). Rather than hit you over the head with how bad meat and diary is for you, it takes a different tack by looking at the best diet for optimal human performance. Now it does go into the health issues and why meat is bad, but the optimal performance angle is more positive and motivating.
I always understood that eating less meat is good for your health, and I've seen other documentaries before. But this film really motivated me to make some changes and actually eat less meat and diary. While there are biases in the film, overall, it is a very well made and entertaining documentary.
It does talk about how there is so much conflicting information. But the best sources all agree eating less meat good. Arnold is also very convincing. He says if you tell someone don't eat meat, they will tell you "F - U" don't tell me how to live my life. But if you say just try it one day per week.... then maybe the person will go meatless more than one day per week.
And aside from scientific studies (which support less meat and diary), there is no doubt that simply observing the free living populations of the world with the best health and longevity, they are all populations that eat mostly plant based diets (they don't completely avoid meat, but they eat far less than most in the Western world). [Japanese diet, and Mediterranean diet being the most often quoted examples).
Check out the film. It's quite good.
Edited by member 07 Mar 2020 at 15:05
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