A recent BBC television program, "The Truth About Food" covered food and diet in an engaging and educational way. We review some of the results they came up with.
Television is not usually the place to turn when you want good information about exercise and nutrition. Most of the coverage is at the hysterical end of the spectrum - scares and fads rather than hard information.
However, a recent BBC series "The Truth About Food", is an honorable exception. It not only covered a number of serious issues, but even conducted some basic research to test various hypotheses.
The first show covered the Evo Diet (a diet comprised entirely of raw fruit and veg), the effects of garlic on erectile dysfunction, and a comparison of prebiotic and probiotic foods.
While the research was not up to scientific standards (small samples, short term), it was certainly an interesting approach, and produced some fascinating results.
So what did they come up with?