Episodes

Episode 1: Food Investigators

Air Date: 9 August 2010 7:00 PM

On the first episode of Food Investigators Dr Renee Lim investigates one of the biggest dangers to our national health: salt. She finds out where it's hiding in our food.

Episode 2: Food Investigators

Air Date: 10 August 2010 7:00 PM

On the second episode of Food Investigators, Dr Renee Lim and Joe Avati put the kebab in rehab. They'll be finding out why one of Australia's favourite snacks might not be as bad for you as you think.

Episode 3: Food Investigators

Air Date: 11 August 2010 7:00 PM

On Food Investigators tonight, Dr Renee Lim researches ice-cream - why does it now have so many ingredients, what are they and why are they necessary. She'll also be looking at how much Australia is eating - is four serves a week too much for our nation's health?

Episode 4: Food Investigators

Air Date: 12 August 2010 7:00 PM

The Heptinstall family spend a week eating like great grandma's family in the 1940s. 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? We also investigate whether chicken soup has curative properties, and reveal how 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.

Episode 5: Food Investigators

Air Date: 13 August 2010 7:00 PM

From domestic kitchens to high tech factories, from farmers markets to supermarkets, Dr Renee Lim will be out and about finding exactly what Australians are eating. Assisted by food scientist Joe Avati and a team of top dieticians - Geraldine Georgeou and Hanan Saleh - the 'Food Investigators' use cutting edge science to take us through food debates, health scares and uncover exactly how our food is made.

Episode 6: Food Investigators

Air Date: 14 August 2010 7:00 PM

On Episode Six of Food Investigators, Joe Avati and Food Investigator dietitian, Hanan Saleh, come up with the definitive answer to the question of what is the most nutritious seafood of them all.

Episode 7: Food Investigators

Air Date: 15 August 2010 7:00 PM

On episode seven of Food Investigators: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, we examine the amazing health benefits of the fiery fruit from South America. Host Joe Avati takes on the hottest chilli in the world, the King Cobra of chilli's which rates one million on the chilli heat scale, and we explain that the burn is not a burn at all. It's all in your mind.

Episode 8: Food Investigators

Air Date: 16 August 2010 7:00 PM

'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.

Episode 9: Food Investigators

Air Date: 17 August 2010 7:00 PM

Choosing your daily bread these days can be a complex and confusing decision, with entire supermarket aisles full of choices. So what’s best for you out of the wholemeals, wholegrains, whites, enriched whites, ryes... and the list goes on. And are those hand-baked artisan bakery breads worth the extra dough?

Episode 10: Food Investigators

Air Date: 18 August 2010 7:00 PM

In tonight’s episode we answer the 36 billion dollar question, is fat mainly to blame for making more than 60% of Australians overweight or obese? In an earlier episode we discovered that sugar in our diet isn’t the major culprit for the country’s obesity problem, so what role does fat play? And what’s the difference between saturated, polyunsaturated and trans fats? Which are the good ones and which are to be avoided? Joe Avati has the facts on fat.

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