Vegucated is a documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. The movie shows how difficult but ultimately rewarding it was for this group of people who gave the Vegan diet a try. The difficulty was in trying something so seemingly foreign to them. Processed Vegan food is suggested to these people for transitional purposes, and I have seen it suggested to beginners in other places as well. It is not meant to be a permanent diet, only a temporary means to allow the person to begin by eating foods similar to the ones they are familiar with. It is a humorous and thoughtful film about one of the most important issues of our time. This award winning documentary ‘Vegucated’ inspires and challenges us to improve the quality of our lives and our world! I enjoyed her funny approach and very understanding nature. It’s a great icebreaker because of all the humor while delivering a difficult message of what happens to the animals we eat. It’s a must see. Graphic content shows how animals are mistreated while they are still alive and in the process of being converted into food. This was enough to convince the people participating in the experiment within the movie to want to give up eating meat, even though meat had always been an important part of their diet. I found the message convincing and delivered in a palatable manner — that a plant-based diet is far more healthy, sustainable, and ethically and morally justifiable than what has become a factory-based cruel and inhumane animal-based food supply. It follows the three persons who undertake a 6-week challenge to adopt a vegan diet — and at the end all three have significant improvements in weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol measurements. I am convinced. I would recommend also watching the movies, “Food, Inc.”, “Food Matters”, and “Forks Over Knives”. In addition, “Genetic Roulette” is a movie showing how genetically modified food is greatly impacting our health. Documentary 2010 NR.
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