The Truth About Food

FOOD TELEVISION – Sundays from 21 December, 9.30pm  

New to Food TV, this informative and remarkable new series attempts to verify its bold title, bringing you the answers to all those questions you have been longing to know! With so many diets and so much competing information available about the food we eat, how can we distinguish fact from myth? The Truth About Food proves it is up to the challenge, examining the effects that food has on the inner workings of our bodies, and revealing what foods are good and what are not so good; with shocking results! Each week different foods and diets are put to the test; from the effects of soy on balding to blueberries on memory. So whether you are curious about certain foods and myths, or determined to change your lifestyle through your diet, then tune into The Truth About Food and become better informed to make healthier choices.

Sunday December 21 at 9.30pm

New to Food TV, this informative and remarkable new series attempts to verify its bold title, bringing you the answers to all those questions you have been longing to know! With so many diets and so much competing information available about the food we eat, how can we distinguish fact from myth? The Truth About Food proves it is up to the challenge, examining the effects that food has on the inner workings of our bodies, and revealing what foods are good and what are not so good; with shocking results! Each week different foods and diets are put to the test; from the effects of soy on balding to blueberries on memory. So whether you are curious about certain foods and myths, or determined to change your lifestyle through your diet, then tune into The Truth About Food and become better informed to make healthier choices.
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SUNDAY 9.30PM FROM 21 DECEMBER

New to Food TV, this informative and remarkable new series attempts to verify its bold title, bringing you the answers to all those questions you have been longing to know! With so many diets and so much competing information available about the food we eat, how can we distinguish fact from myth? The Truth About Food proves it is up to the challenge, examining the effects that food has on the inner workings of our bodies, and revealing what foods are good and what are not so good; with shocking results! Each week different foods and diets are put to the test; from the effects of soy on balding to blueberries on memory. So whether you are curious about certain foods and myths, or determined to change your lifestyle through your diet, then tune into The Truth About Food and become better informed to make healthier choices.

The Truth About Food Monday 21 May, 8.30pm

The final episode of ‘The Truth About Food’ looks at how to be the best (tonight at 8.30pm on TV ONE). Discover whether caffeine changes the brain chemistry, causing you to become dependent on it. And learn the answer to the contentious question – does caffeine make you perform better or worse?

The ‘How To Be The Best’ episode of ‘The Truth About Food’ also asks: Could the taste of sugar be enough to boost performance? Can eating oily fish really make you smarter? And are three meals or snacking throughout the day better for performance?
‘The Truth About Food’ also tests to see if vegetarians become stronger by eating meat by taking 11 female vegetarian amateur martial artists and asking six of them to start eating meat again, twice a day, for eight weeks. The other five were asked to eat vegetarian protein sources instead. Sports personality Colin Jackson also became a vegetarian for four weeks to see if there was any effect on his performance.

Tonight’s final of ‘The Truth About Food’ is the nutritional manual for everybody who wants the ‘edge’ – whether at work or at play.


Final Episode: Monday 21 May 8.30pm,

The final episode of ‘The Truth About Food’ looks at how to be the best.
Former Olympic athlete Colin Jackson investigates which foods help you run faster, be smarter and think more clearly. And learn the answer to the contentious question – does caffeine make you perform better or worse?

The Truth About Food
Monday 16 April, 8.30pm

With so much conflicting advice about nutrition, it is time to establish the truth about which foods to eat, which to avoid – and why. One of the biggest-ever undertakings of its kind, ‘The Truth About Food’ sees a large-scale televised, scientific investigation, showing real and provable evidence of just how your diet can influence every area of your life (tonight at 8.30pm on TV ONE).

Light-hearted in approach and full of quirky tests on different volunteers, each episode of ‘The Truth About Food’ examines a different aspect of food’s impact on wellbeing. Results reveal the amazing, and sometimes shocking, effect of food on the inner workings of the human body.
Discover not only how to become thinner and healthier, but also how to feed kids, improve fertility and sex appeal, lose weight and stay slim, fight the ageing process, and develop a competitive edge both at work and at play.

The series premiere sees the truth about the foods children eat. As children grow, how does what they put into their mouths affect their bodies, minds and behaviour, or the habits formed as an adult? Experiments conducted include:

Forbidding Foods – Is restricting or banning snacks really the best way to keep children healthy, or might hiding the cookie jar lead to even worse eating habits?

Learning to Love Vegetables – It’s healthy to have at least five portions of fruit and vege every day. But what if your child won’t eat them? With the help of some child actors, ‘The Truth About Food’ did a test to see if children can be persuaded to eat them.

Sugar and Hyperactivity – Everyone knows feeding a child too much sugar is a recipe for disaster. They will become hyperactive and chaos will ensue. Or will it?

TV Dinners – It seems the more television watched, the less exercise is done and the fatter people become. But this correlation has yet to be proved. Could there be another reason why watching TV might lead to obesity?

In coming episodes of ‘The Truth About Food’ find out:

Can blueberries keep your brain sharper for longer?

Can tomatoes protect your skin from the sun and keep you looking young?

Is the age-old excuse of a ‘slow metabolism’ true or just a cop out?

Does drinking water before a meal make you eat less?

Can vegetarians become stronger by eating meat?

Can eating oily fish really make you smarter?

Is eating chocolate better than sex?

Could garlic be a natural Viagra?

Do high fibre foods reduce the risk of cancer?

Starts Monday 16 April 8.30pm, TV ONE

With so much conflicting advice about nutrition, it is time to establish the truth about which foods we should be eating and which to avoid – and why. This show is a huge scientific investigation delivering for the first time real and provable evidence of just how your diet influences every area of your life. In the first episode, we look at how to give your kids the best diet possible.