The Truth About Food
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The Truth About Food

2013, Health  -   6 Comments
Ratings: 7.69/10 from 180 users.

Every day we are bombarded with messages about food. What to eat and what not to eat, but what can science tell us? To test the effects of food in our bodies BBC commissioned top scientists from around the world.

How to be healthy. News presenter Fiona Bruce is going to find out how a simple change in diet can make all the difference to what keeps you healthy. To find out the truth about food Fiona is leaving the newsroom to put herself at the hearth of the 4 innovative food trials and investigate how she can improve her own well-being.

How to be sexy. Comedian Vic Reeves with the help of his wife Nancy finds out which foods can improve your sex life and boost your fertility. Nancy has agreed to let Vic to take part in a series of groundbreaking food trials to discover the power of food to turn you on or put you off.

How to feed your kids. Jan Ravens will get tips from four investigations which will transform what you think you know about kids and food. Jan is going to put her own family at the hearth of a quest to discover how to transform kids from veggie-haters into health-food-commissars.

How to be slim. DJ and party girl, Andrea Oliver, gets top dieting tips from the latest science. What she learns will transform what you think you know about losing weight. She's going to revolutionize her diet based on top tips gleaned from the scientific research.

How to stay young and beautiful. Liza Tarbuck is going to find out how a few simple changes in diet could help slowdown the aging process. The way Liza ages will be on display for all to see making her more aware of her looks.

How to be the best. Colin Jackson is going to find out what to eat to be the best in whatever job you do. Colin is convinced that one of the factors in his wining recipe was diet.

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8 years ago

watched e1 and i'm surprised that 12 days of eating healthy can literally bring people who are at risk to normal again. although they must continue this lifestyle to stay healthy. and to be honest, before watching this i didn't understand why people would chose a burger over the other option. and i'm very surprised that some still did that.

raw vegetables are disgusting, i get that, but you can make delicious stuff while cooking them. all in all, the message is good and i hope they changed those peoples life.

Rikki Ferrier
Rikki Ferrier
10 years ago

Wow! I must say! I watch documentaries, somewhat constantly, and I'm pretty picky about where I use my time in this area. But I just have to comment, this little series thoroughly entertained, as well as educated me! I actually laughed out loud on several occasions! Plus I love love loved the science behind the experiments! Being a health coach, I was rather surprised by some of their results too. I do have to note, some of their studies have room for improvement, but nevertheless, definitely happy with these! I want more!
-- I've also developed a small obsession with british accents now... it's terrible! Some weird monster that I had no idea existed, has just been released inside me. LOL.

10 years ago

Yes, this is amusing.
I used to really enjoy another British show called "You Are What You Eat".
People shouldn't dive into the raw veggies too quickly because they can be extremely hard on some people's systems.
I learned the hard way that my liver couldn't process raw veggies, citric acid, and sadly, wine.

Fabien L'Amour
Fabien L'Amour
10 years ago

Watched 120 minutes so far, quite amusing and with interesting science experiments, well worth the time.