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The World's Best Diet

In a programme for Channel 4, The World’s Best Diet explores the world’s most varied diets.

Jimmy Doherty and Kate Quilton travel around the globe, looking at the dietary habits of countries, tribes and communities, to trace the story of how eating habits across the planet have changed radically over the last 50 years, and how this has affected our health.

Jimmy and Kate take  50 of the world’s most varied diets and rank them from the very worst to the very best, with the help of leading dietary experts.

On their journey around the world, they set out to discover the differences in our eating habits and the surprising similarities between countries thousands of miles apart. By looking at diets around the world from the very worst to the very best, they endeavour to understand what we in Britain should be eating and how we can improve our health and quality of life for our own families .

When it comes to the foods we eat, we’ve never had so much choice. But with all this variety at our fingertips, we’ve never been more obese. It’s a journey that leads to some shocking discoveries about the worst excesses our modern diet can lead to, but also reveals some amazing discoveries about the diets that can prolong life.