Forks over Knives

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Brittney Caine
English 096-AF4
Professor Hammound
16 November 2012

The movie “Forks over Knives” is one that every person must get a chance to see. The title means one thing, and that is to eat right. One must eat right in order to stay healthy.
In the beginning of the movie, a quote by ancient doctor Hippocrates was read and shown for everyone to read. The quote was, “Let food be thy medicine” (Hippocrates). A person with no health knowledge might think that this quote is crazy because they live in a society where food is thought to only do the body harm. It is true that food can be one’s body’s worst enemy. However, it can also be the body’s best friend; the right foods that is. Eating healthy foods keeps one away from the doctor as long as they continue to do so. Eating things that is not good for one’s body excessively has a lot of negative consequences.

The cover for the movie and the book “Forks over Knives” shows a hand holding a fork at the top. At the bottom of the cover was a picture of a knife, but not the eating kind, it is a picture of a scalpel. The photo of the fork symbolizes food, and the scalpel symbolizes medical procedures; procedures that a person would never wish on themselves. When people eat unhealthy goods, they are putting themselves at risk. Eating bad comes with many different consequences, some reversible, and some that are not. Some diseases that people can get from eating unhealthy foods on a daily basis are, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, asthma, obesity, high blood pressure; and that’s just to name a few. Eating bad forces one to have to depend on “the scalpel.”

Some may think that the only foods that are bad for one’s health are junk foods such as candy, sodas, chips, cookies, or just anything thing loaded with sugar or salt. All of these things are bad for the body, but they are not the only ones. Foods that are unhealthy are foods that are processed. Examples of processed foods are meats, dairy products,...
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