What's Really In Our Food?

What's Really In Our Food?

Opening our fridges, freezers and pantries, this series uncovers the real science behind the fundamental foods we eat.
27 Videos
What's Really In Our Food? - Berries

Berries

Is the reputation of berries as a nutritional superfruit deserved or is it just marketing hype?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Is ice cream simply fat and sugar-laden junk food or is there some nutritional goodness?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Shellfish

Shellfish

Carolyn investigates whether the shellfish in our shops could contain bacteria, viruses or even potentially lethal biotoxins.
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What's Really In Our Food? - Oil, Table Spreads

Oil, Table Spreads

It's on our salads and in our frying pans but which oils are best for what and which are best for us?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Yoghurt

Yoghurt

Can yoghurt help with weight loss?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Pork

Pork

Is cruelty to pigs the price we pay for ham sandwiches? Carolyn updates us on NZ piggery conditions.
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What's Really In Our Food? - Rice, Pasta, Noodles

Rice, Pasta, Noodles

Should processed starchy staples be off the menu?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Salad

Salad

Can salad prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease and even improve our eyesight?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Beans

Beans

Carolyn seeks the answer to an age old question - do beans really cause flatulence?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Soy

Soy

Carolyn discovers it's in an enormous amount of processed foods and we're probably eating more than we think.
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What's Really In Our Food? - Lamb

Lamb

When it comes to lamb, are we serving hormones and antibiotics in our Sunday roast?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Drinks

Drinks

Find out if bottled water is really any better than tap water. Do soft drinks contain cancer causing ingredients? Are tea and coffee messing with our sleep?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Pies

Pies

We eat millions of pies a year so what is it that has us hooked on the taste?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

Are all fish and chips loaded with fat?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Milk

Milk

Is milk really a super food?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Curry

Curry

What goes into a curry and where do the ingredients come from?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Country of Origin

Country of Origin

We eat a huge variety of food from all over the world, but without country-of-origin labeling, we do not always know what conditions it has been grown or manufactured in, or how safe it is.
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What's Really In Our Food? - Coffee

Coffee

Coffee contains caffeine, the most widely consumed drug in the world.
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What's Really In Our Food? - Burgers

Burgers

We munch our way through millions of burgers each week. But are they made with meat containing hormonal growth promotions?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Packaging

Packaging

The packaging around our food protects the food and makes it look good, but sometimes it misleads us, and some plastic packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals that can pass into our food.
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What's Really In Our Food? - Bread and Butter

Bread and Butter

Carbohydrates have come under fire lately with diets like the Atkins diet suggesting that we should avoid them wherever possible.
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What's Really In Our Food? - Junk Food

Junk Food

Sugar, fat and salt are the three big nasties in our modern diet, and they're lurking in junk food - those delicious treats we can't resist.
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What's Really In Our Food? - Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables

We are supposed to eat five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, but what counts as a serving, and is fresh always best?
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What's Really In Our Food? - Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the bowl of cereal that we eat every morning could have more salt in it than a bag of chips, and more sugar than a can of coke.
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