I really enjoy a good documentary. These are 5 that really opened my eyes to some of the problems that we have in America when it comes to the SAD or Standard American Diet. From fast food to drugs to calm us down (or wake us up, to processed foods that are horrible for us, these 5 documentaries are a great start to taking steps to a healthier lifestyle.

Forks over Knives

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the chronic diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even reversed by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Take your Pills

Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

Morbidly obese Joe Cross endeavors to drink only fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days in an effort to lose weight, reboot his health, and inspire others along the way.

Super Size Me

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald’s food for one month.

Super Size Me 2

Muckraking filmmaker Morgan Spurlock reignites his battle with the food industry — this time from behind the register — as he opens his own fast food restaurant.

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