The Food Detectives

The Food Detectives Series 2 is a 13-part original food/entertainment series that explores the food we eat every day. Each week, host Nikki Muller examines the truths, debunks the myths and provides food for thought about the meals we love.

The Food Detectives Series 2 is a 13-part original food/entertainment series that explores the food we eat every day. Each week, host Nikki Muller examines the truths, debunks the myths and provides food for thought about the meals we love.

Ep 1 Food As Medicine
23 mins

Is the supermarket the new pharmacy? Can our everyday food really take the place of over-the-counter medicines in treating serious health conditions? Why are walnuts shaped like human brain? Funny coincidence, or important scientific discovery?

Ep 1 Food As Medicine

Is the supermarket the new pharmacy? Can our everyday food really take the place of over-the-counter medicines in treating serious health conditions? Why are walnuts shaped like human brain? Funny coincidence, or important scientific discovery?

Ep 2 Sports and Energy Drinks Boost or Bust
23 mins

They're guaranteed to hydrate and energize, but what’s hiding behind all those promises? Do sports drinks really help advance training and endurance or just bust a mighty big hole in your wallet? And are energy drinks the secret weapon to boosting...

Ep 2 Sports and Energy Drinks  Boost or Bust

They're guaranteed to hydrate and energize, but what’s hiding behind all those promises? Do sports drinks really help advance training and endurance or just bust a mighty big hole in your wallet? And are energy drinks the secret weapon to boosting...

Ep 3 Oil - Hero or Villain?
24 mins

We use it in pretty much everything that we cook. But is oil the hero or villain in our diets? Is olive oil really made from olives? Will coconut oil be the next superfood? What are the dangers of burning oil? And could you be cooking with the wrong type of oil? We fry up a showdown between butter and margarine – which is good, and which is bad? Dig deep into the myriad of cooking oils!

Ep 3 Oil - Hero or Villain?

We use it in pretty much everything that we cook. But is oil the hero or villain in our diets? Is olive oil really made from olives? Will coconut oil be the next superfood? What are the dangers of burning oil? And could you be cooking with the wrong type of oil? We fry up a showdown between butter and margarine – which is good, and which is bad? Dig deep into the myriad of cooking oils!

Ep 4 The Bittersweet Truth About Sugar
23 mins

Sugar – Bringing us sweet satisfaction with a bitter aftertaste. Can sugar addiction lead to heart conditions, obesity, and cancer? Is sugar the new tobacco? And should we substitute sugar with sweeteners, or are they even worse for our health?

Ep 4 The Bittersweet Truth About Sugar

Sugar – Bringing us sweet satisfaction with a bitter aftertaste. Can sugar addiction lead to heart conditions, obesity, and cancer? Is sugar the new tobacco? And should we substitute sugar with sweeteners, or are they even worse for our health?

Ep 5 The Murky Secrets About Milk
23 mins

It’s what you drink before you can even talk, it’s truly LEGEN-­‐DAIRY… It’s the one and only MILK! Everyone knows where milk comes from… but what really happens right before it hits our supermarket shelves? Do happy cows give more moo juice?

Ep 5 The Murky Secrets About Milk

It’s what you drink before you can even talk, it’s truly LEGEN-­‐DAIRY… It’s the one and only MILK! Everyone knows where milk comes from… but what really happens right before it hits our supermarket shelves? Do happy cows give more moo juice?

Ep 6 The Raw Truth About Meat And Your Money
23 mins

Meat – pound for heavy pound, it’s tender, juicy, mouth-­‐watering, and an amazing source of protein. But how exactly do we pick the best cut of meat worthy of what’s in our wallets? With possible hormones and chemicals that scream danger, could...

Ep 6 The Raw Truth About Meat And Your Money

Meat – pound for heavy pound, it’s tender, juicy, mouth-­‐watering, and an amazing source of protein. But how exactly do we pick the best cut of meat worthy of what’s in our wallets? With possible hormones and chemicals that scream danger, could...

Ep 7 Could You Be Harming Your Kids With Food
24 mins

With more than 42 million kids worldwide suffering from obesity or diet-related problems, could YOU be harming your kids with food? Is it true certain foods cause hyperactivity and ADHD? Are we exposing our future generations to dangerous temptations

Ep 7 Could You Be Harming Your Kids With Food

With more than 42 million kids worldwide suffering from obesity or diet-related problems, could YOU be harming your kids with food? Is it true certain foods cause hyperactivity and ADHD? Are we exposing our future generations to dangerous temptations

Ep 8 The Old Wives Tales Of Food
24 mins

Passed down from generation to generation, old wives' tales are embedded firmly in our culture. In this episode, cook up a food storm with myths from around the world. Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Will eating bread crusts make your hair curly? And what does pigs’ brains have to do with making you smarter? We expose both fact and fiction from long, long ago.

Ep 8 The Old Wives Tales Of Food

Passed down from generation to generation, old wives' tales are embedded firmly in our culture. In this episode, cook up a food storm with myths from around the world. Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Will eating bread crusts make your hair curly? And what does pigs’ brains have to do with making you smarter? We expose both fact and fiction from long, long ago.

Ep 9 Exposed - The Ultimate Dieting Guide
24 mins

Let’s talk diets. It’s a billion dollar business that claims to effortlessly trim your excess. But do miracle diets really exist or could we be doing more harm than good? In this episode, we review the trendiest and craziest diets. From Atkins to Paleo, the tongue patch method and Beyonce diet; you name it, we’ve got it! We’ll tip you off on top secret info the diet industry doesn’t want you to know, about keeping those inches off forever.

Ep 9 Exposed - The Ultimate Dieting Guide

Let’s talk diets. It’s a billion dollar business that claims to effortlessly trim your excess. But do miracle diets really exist or could we be doing more harm than good? In this episode, we review the trendiest and craziest diets. From Atkins to Paleo, the tongue patch method and Beyonce diet; you name it, we’ve got it! We’ll tip you off on top secret info the diet industry doesn’t want you to know, about keeping those inches off forever.

Ep 10 Are You A Snack Addict?
23 mins

They’re crunchy, salty and oh so yummy! Snacks – they’re the answers to our nonstop cravings and monstrous appetites. Why are snacks so incredibly addictive? Is it the salt? Or the crunchiness? Join us as we divulge secrets of the snack industry and reveal the best way to relieve snack addictions without going completely cold turkey!

Ep 10 Are You A Snack Addict?

They’re crunchy, salty and oh so yummy! Snacks – they’re the answers to our nonstop cravings and monstrous appetites. Why are snacks so incredibly addictive? Is it the salt? Or the crunchiness? Join us as we divulge secrets of the snack industry and reveal the best way to relieve snack addictions without going completely cold turkey!

Ep 11 The Dirty Tricks Of Food Advertising
23 mins

Food advertising is everywhere! They show you the meal of your dreams. But have you ever wondered why the real deal is hardly what it looks like on TV? What are some untold secrets to creating the perfect-looking food? Is it plain cheating, or some lever tips and tricks? This week, we investigate the dirty tricks of food advertising!

Ep 11 The Dirty Tricks Of Food Advertising

Food advertising is everywhere! They show you the meal of your dreams. But have you ever wondered why the real deal is hardly what it looks like on TV? What are some untold secrets to creating the perfect-looking food? Is it plain cheating, or some lever tips and tricks? This week, we investigate the dirty tricks of food advertising!

Ep 12 The Wacky World Of Weird Foods
23 mins

Ever heard of balut? Or Haggis? What about Geoduck? Sound delicious to you? Well, like they say, one man’s meat is another man’s poison! In this episode, we venture out to try fish sperm and possibly a crocodile paw? What exactly is a miracle fruit? These foods don’t just look funky; they might even taste weird. Find out where, what and how as we explore the wacky world of weird foods!

Ep 12 The Wacky World Of Weird Foods

Ever heard of balut? Or Haggis? What about Geoduck? Sound delicious to you? Well, like they say, one man’s meat is another man’s poison! In this episode, we venture out to try fish sperm and possibly a crocodile paw? What exactly is a miracle fruit? These foods don’t just look funky; they might even taste weird. Find out where, what and how as we explore the wacky world of weird foods!

Ep 13 Microwaves Exposed – A Hazard Or A Helper?
23 mins

They’re the magic genies of our kitchens. They save time, energy, but most importantly bring food back to life. That’s right, we’re talking microwaves! We unravel the secrets they’re hiding, how they actually work and if it’s really possible to whip up a sumptuous 3-course meal in just 10 minutes? Are microwaves the ticking bomb lying in your home? We pry into one case where no man has gone far before… Microwaves exposed – Help or hazard?

Ep 13 Microwaves Exposed – A Hazard Or A Helper?

They’re the magic genies of our kitchens. They save time, energy, but most importantly bring food back to life. That’s right, we’re talking microwaves! We unravel the secrets they’re hiding, how they actually work and if it’s really possible to whip up a sumptuous 3-course meal in just 10 minutes? Are microwaves the ticking bomb lying in your home? We pry into one case where no man has gone far before… Microwaves exposed – Help or hazard?

Additional Information

The Food Detectives S2
Released2014
Genresdocumentary, entertainment, food, info-ed
Seasons3
Suitable For All Ages