How well do you know your food? Did you think soaked almonds make you smarter or that men should not have Soya? Is Batata (potato) really a Marathi word? Are these true facts or just ‘chronic’ myths circulated for ages?
Fittr Podcast looks at food through the lens of science, history, culture and its unrevealed impact on our bodies. Host Jitendra Chouksey will realign the facts and stories we claim to know about everyday foods and help you demystify delusions about how you eat.
Each episode will look at the evolution of a specific food item from its origin to how we know it today.
Episode 18 - Season One Finale
Fittr Podcast - Season 1 Finale
Season 1 of Fittr Podcast with Jitendra Chouksey aka JC has been about exploring food through the lens of history, culture and science. As we bid adieu and take a well-deserved break, JC lays down his thoughts in a free-wheeling discussion on what it takes to be fit.
We’ll be back with Season 2 of Fittr Podcast - stay tuned!
Episode 17: Breakfast 'Cereal' Killers
If you’ve always believed that you should eat breakfast like a king, then you need to know that you’ve bought into one of the best marketing gimmicks of all time!
Breakfast Cereals such as Corn Flakes and Wheat Flakes have been eaten every day for decades. But the story of how these packaged foods became part of the staple diet is amazing.
Join Jitendra Chouksey aka JC as he examines the practice of eating breakfast down the ages.
Episode 16: Lentils(Dal) - An Ultimate Comfort Food
There’s nothing more satisfying than hot dal! Eaten plain or stewed or with a ghee tadka on top, no Indian meal is complete without a piping hot bowl of beautiful, mushy lentils.
The ancient history of this most staple of all Indian foods is interesting, to say the least. Eaten with relish by Kings and the poor alike, even our Gods fell in love with its taste.
Join Jitendra Chouksey aka JC as he discusses the cultural and historical aspects of this most basic of Indian foods and answers a critical question - how do you fit Dal in your diet plan?
Episode 15: Coconut Oil - New Darling of the Western Dieters
Coconuts have been grown in the tropics for millennia. In India, everyone south of the Vindhyas has been in love with its natural goodness and has conferred the coconut palm with the title “Kalpataru” - The Tree Of Life”.
Recently, The West has woken up to the goodness of this ancient oil and has taken this love to a whole new level. Low Carbers swear by it and add it to everything from their morning cup of Joe to their desserts.
Let Jitendra Chouksey aka JC be your guide as he walks you through the rich history of this quintessential tropical fruit and busts some myths along the way
Episode 14: Onions - Nothing To Cry About!
Can anyone imagine their curries without onion? Well, if prices continue to rise, then they just may have to!
What was once considered a common man’s food, eaten by the Pharoah’s slaves and modern labourers alike, onions have today become worth their weight in gold!
The stuff of every curry lover’s dreams, onions are an indispensable part of cuisine from ancient times to the modern.
Join Jitendra Chouksey aka JC as he leads us on a trip through the ages and decodes the not-so-humble-anymore onion.
Episode 13: Whey - World’s Oldest Diet Obsession
The world is divided into two camps - those who think whey protein is a steroid and those who think they can’t build muscle without it!
The truth, as always, is something else. Whey is one of mankind’s oldest foods and was being consumed long before it made its way into your shaker.
Join Jitendra Chouksey aka JC as he takes you on a journey through the fascinating history of one of the most cherished food supplements known to man.
The Best myth buster podcast
Thanks JC for such a wonderful podcasts !
informative podcasts and really reaffirming ... thank you Jitendra and Fittr
Must listen for all fitness enthusiasts
This show is one of the best shows where myths related to fitness are busted with genuine scientific unbiased support. Keep open your brain as well while listening coz this show is for understanding and not for a casual listening. Would love more and more such interesting episodes. Great work JC and JD!