Dec 31, 2017 Healthy Living

The Best Health Documentaries on Netflix to Kick-Start Your 2018 Resolutions

by Megan Beauchamp

Original Graphic by Viviana Duron

It seems counterintuitive: Sit down and stream these health documentaries to kick-start your wellness resolutions—but hear us out. While binge-watching Netflix might not be the healthiest thing to do, these must-watch films offer some much-needed motivation for the New Year, including everything from making better food choices to achieving your weight-loss goals and committing to exercising regularly.

Trust us when we say that you're going to want to add these insightful documentaries to your watch list even if you're not fond of making New Year's resolutions. From an eye-opening look into the sugar industry to a compelling view of how our food choices affect the plant, these documentaries aren't your typical Netflix-and-chill flicks. So, in this case, we're advocating that you settle in on your couch and stream these movies for the sake of your health.

Ahead we've collected the best health documentaries on Netflix—they'll change the way you think about food.