Food Unwrapped’s New Year Health Kicks (Channel 4)

Food Unwrapped presenters group photo

The team delves into intriguing culinary trivia and cutting-edge science to give January a healthy kickstart.


John Whaite investigates how vegan streaky bacon achieves its meat-like texture. Kate Quilton explores whether lettuce can aid sleep. Helen Lawal examines if diet can shield your skin from sun damage.

In Alabama, Jimmy Doherty learns why sweet potatoes are part of your five-a-day, unlike regular potatoes. Matt Tebbutt probes the ideal amount of fibre needed for a healthy bowel.

Meanwhile, Kate visits the Isle of Wight to investigate if black garlic is the secret to maintaining youthfulness.

Food Unwrapped’s New Year Health Kicks airs on Channel 4 on Friday, 5 January 2024 at 7:30PM.