Friends, I’m way behind in vegan news. Like, waaay behind. Mostly because I’m not a vegan. Or even a vegetarian. Until recently, the word vegan practically made me roll my eyes.
Imagine my surprise when a meat-eating, iron-pumping, protein shake-chugging pal of mine told me Forks Over Knives, last year’s vegan documentary, was the best movie he’d seen in a while.
It took a serious head cold and a gray day for me to NetFlix it, but I did. And I really, really liked it. Sure, there’s propaganda sprinkled here and there but we’re all savvy enough to see through it. The doctors, however, and the medical findings they share are nothing short of astonishing. To paraphrase Roger Ebert in his review: this is a movie that will change your life so you should probably skip it.
And no, it’s not a gory this-is-what-happens-in-a-slaughter-house kind of movie. It’s a positive look at how a plant-based diet changes the lives of sick people around the world.
I’m still not a vegan or a vegetarian, but I’d be lying if I said this movie hasn’t made me more committed to eliminating meat on Meatless Monday and other days of the week.
Have you watched Forks Over Knives?