Game Changers (Netflix)

This eye-opening documentary explains how a plant-based diet can lead to greater blood-flow, less inflammation, less disease, and faster recovery and performance.

There is research to suggest that the consumption of animal protein can increase the ‘bad’ cholesterol LDL, and also increase your risk of heart disease and certain cancers.

One myth the documentary dispels is that eating soy can harmfully raise your oestrogen levels. The truth is that phyto-oestrogens in soy are not harmful to humans.

From an environmental perspective, livestock rearing saps water resources, causes natural forests to be cut down, damages natural habitats and increases levels of methane, a greenhouse gas.

However, I would caution that a purely plant-based diet could leave you deficient in vitamin B12, and low on complete protein if you are not careful to combine your plant-based foods to supply you with all the essential amino acids, the building-blocks of protein.