Series 1, Episode 4 : Air Date 12th Aug 7:00pm

Food Investigators

Food Investigators

The Tough Time War Time Diet
Times are tough and families are hurting as they try to put food on the table. But Australians have been through tough times before, especially during the Second World War when rationing and a much narrower range of available foods made life really tough for mum as she tried to keep her family happy and healthy. In The Tough Time War Time Diet the Heptinstall family, mum dad and the four kids spend a week eating like great grandma's family in the 1940s. It's a restricted diet based on limited meat, butter and sugar but packed with fresh fruit and vegetables. With no fast foods, packet mixes, even take-away chicken the family have a big wake-up call. What can we learn in these tough times about how mum, dad and the kids coming together for real family meals makes a real difference?

Chicken Soup
Food Investigators host Renee Lim is a practising medical doctor and every week she's kept busy treating the aches and pains of winter colds and flu. Yet all her life she's heard about the medicinal value of her step-mum's chicken soup. Chicken soup, as a treatment for minor illness, fact or fiction? On Food Investigators we find out.

Functional Foods

Food science in the 21st Century means a wide range of additives in eggs, breads, milk, margarine and yoghurts; all designed to deliver extra health benefits beyond natural nutrition. Omega 3, Lacto Bacillus, plant sterols are just a few. What do they do and how do they work. Nutritionist Hanan Saleh and food scientist Joe Avati investigate.

Supermarket Manipulation
Every time you step into a major super-market you are being taken on a carefully planned psychological ride designed to mess with your mind and stimulate your senses. On Food Investigators we reveal the planning behind the psychology designed to set up a short cut straight to your wallet.

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