That’s the first line of acclaimed movie critic Roger Ebert’s review of Forks Over Knives, a new documentary that examines the effect that animal-based, highly processed diets have on our health and shows how diseases can be controlled or reversed with healthy, plant-based foods. Among the experts in the film is Dr. Neal Barnard, the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, whose program for reversing diabetes involves eating a healthy vegan diet.
The film hit close to home for Ebert, a cancer survivor whose diet now is based on fresh fruits and vegetables. He gave the film two thumbs up and noted:
What every human being should do is eat a vegetarian diet based on whole foods. Period. That’s it. Animal protein is bad for you. Dairy is bad for you. Forget the ads: Milk and eggs are bad for you.
We couldn’t have said it better. Forks Over Knives is playing in select cities across the U.S. and Canada, and for the rest of us, the eye-opening film definitely sounds worthy of putting in the queue.
Written by Michelle Sherrow