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Kate Quilton returns for a new series investigating the purported health benefits of superfoods. Superfoods seem to be everywhere - not a day goes by without a 'superfood' story hitting the headlines. Backing up these eye-grabbing stories are thousands of studies devoted to connecting the humblest of ingredients to the grandest of claims. But just what can we believe? Kate investigates the real science behind the supposed health benefits and reveals which foods truly deserve the title - super.
In the first episode of the second series, Kate visits Naples to investigate the potential cancer-busting properties of the humble tomato; she travels to Japan, to find out if the secret of youth is a fermented soybean; and also discovers if a glass of red wine can really help the grey matter.
Kate Quilton investigates the real science behind the supposed health benefits of superfoods. Kate travels to Japan to drink matcha, a tea said to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease; discovers whether coconut water is really super-hydrating; and finds out if Moroccan argan could challenge olive oil's superfood crown.
Kate travels to Morocco to see if saffron can beat the blues; downs espressos in Naples, to find out if coffee helps the liver; and runs a marathon on Ethiopian teff
Kate finds out if seaweed makes slimmer. Is blue cheese good for our stomach health? And will anyone buy the brand new superfood, Icelandic chork?
Kate Quilton tests the muscle healing properties of cherries when she touches down with US footballers, the New York Predators. She also chews through some very dark chocolate - could it really be good for our hearts? And finally, spinach - it worked as a superfood for Popeye, but does it really boost our biceps?
Kate Quilton goes salmon fishing in Oregon. But which kind of salmon is best, wild or farmed? In Spain, she gets to grips with tiger nuts - which could be good for our guts. And then it's time for dandelions - packed full of vitamins, with a long history in traditional medicine, Kate investigates whether this most common of weeds deserves a closer look.
Superfoods seem to be everywhere - not a day goes by without a 'superfood' story hitting the headlines. Backing up these eye grabbing stories are thousands of studies devoted to connecting the humblest of ingredients to the grandest of claims. But just what can we believe? In this new series, Kate Quilton investigates the real science behind the supposed health benefits and reveals which foods truly deserve the title - super. In this edition, Kate's in LA - the spiritual home of superfoods - to find out if pomegranates can fix a bad memory. She finds out about a surprising use for Shiitake mushrooms. And she travels to Thailand to try the creepiest and crawliest superfood contender yet... bugs!
Kate Quilton goes to Los Angeles, the spiritual home of superfoods, to find out if avocados can turn burgers into a healthy option. She heads north to Sweden, to see if a spoonful of cinnamon could help in the fight against type 2 diabetes. And in Thailand, Kate finds out if hot chillies might serve as a cure for heartburn.
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