Who decides what ends up on our plates? Scientists uncover factors that play an important part in what we eat. Apparently, we don’t always recognise the signals our bodies send us, and we allow ourselves to be manipulated. The decision we make about what and how much we eat is determined by factors we are often completely unaware of. Whom can we trust when it comes to our diet? There are numerous myths around what is considered “healthy food”. Does cholesterol deserve its reputation for being a major risk factor for heart disease? How digestible are milk and yoghurt? And are vegetables really as healthy as we think they are? Harald Lesch uncovers some unknown facts about our diets and asks how much our bodies still determine what we eat.