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Episode 1: Food on the Brain

Premiered Wednesday, May 17, 10-11 p.m. on PBS (Check local listings)

In this first episode, Michael and James explore the effect of “Food on the Brain.” The brain is one of the greediest organs in the body in terms of the energy it needs to run. The way it influences our diet is, in the main, by generating the cravings we all experience.

 

A Taste from our Bloggers

chocolate rice pudding

Crave-Worthy Chocolate Rice Pudding

This decadent pudding, accented with al dente grains of rice is well worth the extra effort. Continue…

 

Clips

The Hottest Chilli: Michael Mosley and James Wong enter a chilli eating contest to take on some of the most fierce and fiery chillies on the planet. As they eat the raw fruit they unpack what the active ingredient capsaicin is doing to their bodies.

 

Rewarding the Brain: Michael Mosley enjoys his favorite guilty pleasure – an English cream tea. As he eats, he shows just what all the fat and sugar is doing to his brain.

 

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Recipes to Enjoy with the Show

In the first episode, Michael and James explore the effect of “Food on the Brain.” These recipes are great ways to test some of the concepts of this science and even enjoy while you watch.