The Secrets Of Your Food premieres on Friday 24 February on BBC-2, is the new three part science story of the food on your plate. Michael Mosley and James Wong present a celebration of the physics, chemistry and biology that lie hidden inside every bite. Together they travel the world and take over the UK’s leading food lab in order to deconstruct our favourite meals, taking us inside the food, right down to the molecular level.
In this episode, We Are What We Eat, Michael and James explore how the chemicals in our food feed and build our bodies.
The world is full of different cuisines and thousands of different meals. Yet when they’re reduced to their essence, there are actually just a handful of ingredients that our bodies absolutely need from our food to survive.
These essential molecules come in a series of familiar sounding groups: carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals – but Michael and James discover plenty of surprises as they seek to understand exactly why each class of molecule is so important for the way our bodies work.
In partnership with the Open University.
The Secrets Of Your Food Episode 1 (of 3) airs on Friday 24 February 2017 on BBC Two.