7 Healthy Videos to Cleanse Your Diet

A veggie-friendly collection of clips

Oct 7, 2013
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If we really are what we eat, as the old adage goes, it's probably worth bringing some awareness to what we put into our bodies. Whether that means getting fit, losing weight upping your veggie intake or educating your children, this special collection will get you thinking about what you can do to make some positive changes in your life. Bon appetit!

1. POTATO OR TOMATO?
In this short clip from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, watch the British celebrity chef question a classroom of American schoolchildren about common vegetables. While cute, this video is also dead serious. What can you do to make sure your children know what a tomato looks like?


2. FOOD RULES
Based on a talk given by healthy food activist Michael Pollan, this stop motion gem asserts that organic food can feed the world. Previously featured on Goodnet, the clip gives concrete suggestions on how industrialized food production can benefit from organic processes.

3. SESAME STREET: HEALTHY FOOD
The super wise Cookie Monster is at it again in this nutritional rap, encouraging kids to tuck into a balanced diet – all to the old school beats of Run DMC.

4. WHAT DOES 2,000 CALORIES LOOK LIKE?
This informative Buzzfeed video gives you the whole truth about what 2,000 calories actually look like. Surprising facts revealed in this video include the fact that one cheese pizza is the equivalent of 28 slices of bread, and that 60 carrots have the same calories as 50 strips of bacon. 

5. CLINTON ON VEGANISM
What do Bill Clinton and Ellen Degeneres have in common? They're both vegan! In this short and inspiring clip, the former US president talks about the positive effects of his diet.

6. BACK TO THE START
This animated goodie – part of Chipotle's Food with Integrity campaign – offers some real food for thought, showing what the farming industry could be like in an ideal world. And it's got tunes, too - Willie Nelson's cover of Coldplay song "The Scientist."

7. REBOOT YOUR LIFE
This thought-provoking trailer for Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead tells the story of Joe Cross, an Aussie who was over 100 pounds overweight, on daily steroid medication and suffering from a rare autoimmune disease. Using a 60-day juice diet, an uplifting sense of humor and a serious dose of motivation, Cross turns his life around.

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