Can chocolate be a super food? It seems too good to be true! But there have been countless studies investigating the health benefits of dark chocolate and cocoa…
South Korea has very low obesity rates – just 6%, compared to 25% in Britain. Nuts and seeds are a super-important part of a healthy, balanced diet, and Koreans eat five times as many sesame seeds than we do here in the UK.
In his latest series, Jamie’s Super Food, Jamie is in Sardinia, visiting a winemaking family’s vineyard and investigating the health claims linked to their local speciality.
So what is a legume? Basically, a legume is a flowering plant that has edible fruits or seeds. It’s a really broad term that refers to all sorts of beans and pulses.
First up, let me say that all the tactics in this feature will work on fussy adults just as well as they’ll work on fussy children.
Sardinians have the third highest life expectancy in the world, at 82.8 years. Along with lots of pasta, tomatoes and fish, Sardinians eat a lot of citrus fruit.
In Jamie’s current series, Jamie’s Super Food, he visits a shiitake mushroom forest farm in South Korea. The second biggest producer of shiitake mushrooms in the world (just after China), South Korea produces an incredible 41,876 tonnes of the funghi every year.
He discovers that South Koreans eat twice as many vegetables as we do here in the UK, and that they always pay close attention to the balance and colour of their veg, aiming to truly ‘eat the rainbow’.
In Jamie’s current TV series, Jamie’s Super Food, he’s uncovering the foodie secrets of some of the healthiest nations on the planet. This week sees him in Switzerland, where the population lives to a remarkable 82.6 years on average, and the childhood obesity rate is an impressively low 6%.
Life expectancy in Switzerland is an impressive 82.6 years – the fourth highest in the world. The Swiss are also the third biggest apples eaters on the globe. This week, Jamie visits Alpine apple farmers and gets to the core of this incredibly popular fruit.