I noticed this fascinating and entertaining film in a particular displaying not too long ago. Sadly that’s now the one method it’s out there. You’ll find out if it’s enjoying by you, and get tickets, on the Gamechangers website. The web site says it is going to be out in DVD quickly. There’s additionally lots of helpful details about plant-based consuming on the web site.
Our host throughout the film is James Wilks, a martial artist who trains particular forces personnel and can be an MMA fighter. He’s additionally a down-to-earth and likeable man and I loved having him as host. The central theme of the film is that James was rehabbing from a extreme harm and had time on his palms as a result of he couldn’t practice (a scenario I can relate to, at a much less elite stage). So he did lots of analysis on components affecting rehab and restoration, and located there was lots of proof that plant-based consuming aids in restoration. However he was skeptical about it at first, due to lots of preconceptions (the place are you going to get your protein, you’ll be weak with out meat, and so forth). So he traveled round interviewing elite athletes who’re vegan, which varieties the core of the film. He refers to those as a few of the world’s strongest, quickest, and hardest athletes. He additionally talks to consultants on athletics, diet, and anthropology.
I gained’t go into two a lot element about what he finds to keep away from spoiling the film. However the plant-based athletes he speak to incorporate: arguably the best ultramarathoner of all time, Australia’s nationwide champion 400 meter sprinter, the oldest particular person to win an Olympic medal in crew pursuit monitor biking, the world file holder for carrying a weighted yoke (1200 lbs!), the one American to qualify for Olympic weightlifting in Rio.
All of that is proven in a really entertaining method. Apart from dispelling misconceptions, the film makes the purpose that plant-based consuming, is sweet for athletic efficiency in addition to for our well being and that of the planet. However it does it in an satisfying non-preachy method.
As mentioned beforehand, “plant-based diet” this doesn’t essentially imply vegan, simply that we might all profit by bumping up consumption of plant-based meals, and chopping again on (not essentially eliminating) meat and dairy. In a earlier submit I famous has been known as “reduceitarian“. I personally lean extra in direction of the plant finish of the spectrum, as a result of I believe what proof there may be suggests it will be greatest for the longevity of my substitute coronary heart valve.