Series 1, Episode 8 : Air Date 16th Aug 7:00pm

Food Investigators

Food Investigators

On episode 8 of Food Investigators we examine sugar and discover that it's probably not a major cause of our obesity epidemic. Dr Renee Lim uncovers the truth about sugar's role in our diet, the dangers of too much and too little, while our dietitian Hanan Saleh has some advice on how to cut down on excess sugars and get the right types into your daily diet.

Also, take away connoisseur Joe Avati gets his teeth into the ever popular Aussie fast food favourite - the hamburger. We investigate how the various types of burger from mass produced multinational to boutique and home made, measure up in the nutrition stakes.

'Gluten free' has become the latest food fad, with products popping up everywhere in cafes cake shops and supermarkets. But is going gluten free any better for us, or is it all a matter of marketing hype to convince us that it's the healthy alternative? Our dietitian Geraldine Georgiou investigates.

To wash the show down, we finish up with Five Things About Alcohol you should know, including the myths around low carb beer, why wine is getting stronger, and the truth about the kilojoules in our favourite tipples.

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