The Perfect Human Diet

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"An unprecedented global exploration for a solution to America's #1 killer."
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 6.3  (739)

The Perfect Human Diet is a 2012 documentary film that explores the question of what people should eat to maintain optimal health. The film is directed and narrated by C.J. Hunt, who goes on a journey to discover which foods humans were evolutionarily designed to eat. The film begins by examining the history of human nutrition, from the time when our ancestors were hunter-gatherers to the modern era of processed foods and fast food restaurants. Hunt interviews a number of experts in the field of nutrition, including anthropologist Leslie Aiello and author Susan Loraine Anderson, to try to find out what we can learn from our evolutionary past.

Throughout the film, Hunt travels to different parts of the world to study the diets of various indigenous peoples. He visits the Hadza people in Tanzania, who still live a traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyle, and talks to them about their diet of meat, vegetables, and fruits. He also travels to the Arctic to study the diet of the Inuit, who traditionally ate a diet high in animal fat and protein.

Hunt also examines the diets of other animals, such as gorillas and cows, to try to determine what humans were evolutionarily designed to eat. He argues that our teeth and digestive system are adapted to eating a diet rich in animal protein, and that the introduction of grains and other processed foods has contributed to the modern epidemic of obesity and chronic disease.

Throughout the film, Hunt makes the case that humans should eat a diet that is high in protein and fat, with limited amounts of carbohydrates. He argues that this type of diet is what our bodies were designed to eat, and that it can help prevent and even reverse chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.

Overall, The Perfect Human Diet is a thought-provoking documentary that challenges viewers to rethink their assumptions about what constitutes a healthy diet. While some of the arguments made in the film are controversial, it provides a fascinating exploration of the history of human nutrition and what we can learn from our evolutionary past.

The Perfect Human Diet is a 2012 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 28 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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