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The Truth about Food

Can eating oily fish help relieve your stress? Do you think red wine benefits your heart? Does eating cheese really make us pile on the pounds? How do we get the kids to eat their greens? how can food keep us sexy? Can a high fibre diet sort out internal congestion problems and potentially reduce the risks of bowel cancer? The Truth about Food is a six-part documentary series that looks at the real science behind the food we eat and reveals the truth about the effects of food on our bodies.

Episode 1 - How to be healthy
This episode investigated the health tips and diets that claim to offer protection against disease and uncover what you should be feeding your body in the fight against infection.

Episode 2 - How to be sexy
This episode looks at how food can keep us sexy, and explores some of the myths about aphrodisiacs and what food turns us on.

Episode 3 - How to feed your kids
What is the truth about the foods our children eat? As they grow, how does what they put into their mouths affect their bodies, minds and behaviour or the habits formed as an adult?

Episode 4 - How to be slim
The only really successful way to become slim is to change our lifestyle: to do more exercise and eat well. This episode explores some of the biggest dieting myths.

Episode 5 - How to stay young and beautiful
Can the way we eat reduce the effects of aging? This episode looks at the everyday foods and drinks we consume and how they can help fight the ageing process, from the inside and out.

Episode 6 - How to be the best
Explore which foods to eat if you want to be faster, stronger, and smarter. This is the food manual for everybody that wants that "edge", whether it be mental or physical.


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