After an indulgent December, the Food Unwrapped team explore fascinating food facts and ground-breaking science to help jump start January.
New recruit John Whaite explores how vegan streaky bacon replicates the texture of meat. Kate Quilton finds out if lettuce can help you sleep. Helen Lawal uncovers whether what you eat might protect your skin from sun damage. Jimmy Doherty is in Alabama to discover why sweet potatoes count as one of your five-a-day, but regular potatoes don’t. Matt Tebbutt gets to the bottom of just how much fibre we should be eating for a healthy bowel. And Kate heads to the Isle of Wight to reveal if black garlic holds the key to staying youthful.
Food Unwrapped’s New Year Health Kick
Friday at 8.00pm on Channel4.
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