You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment is a 4 part documentary detailing an experiment with 20+ sets of identical twins. In an 8 week experiment, the twins ate different diets – one vegan, one omnivore. They did all sorts of tests and exercises and took a look at the end to see what diet might have to do with overall health.
My pattern is to watch or read something about healthy eating and do better for a while. Then I start bringing home MacDonald’s french fries. I need that periodic reminder to jolt me back into good habits. You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment is that periodic reminder. I watched Okja and did better for a while. I watched Live to 100 and did better for a while. Maybe You Are What You Eat will stick with me longer.
The trailer for the mini-series gives a good sense of what this documentary is about. Take a look.
Like the preview said, it’s not your genes, it’s your greens. It’s what’s at the end of your fork. I urge everyone to watch this Netflix series and try to do better. Then, as my cousin’s wife, a doctor, tells me, “Eat the rainbow.”
It’s good for your body and it’s good for the planet.