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Fittr Podcast

Hosted ByJitendra Chouksey

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...

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.


All Episodes

Episode 09: Nothing Ordinary About The Soya

High in protein and used as a vegetarian and lactose alternative for many foods, soya has transcended its Asian origins to become the most widely cultivated legume across the...

Episode 08: Cheesy Tales!

Pasta and pizza, wine and…mice? – No, we’re not talking about last Friday night’s misadventures but rather, the stuff that is associated with these things – cheese. We all...

Episode 07: Eggs – The Perfect Food?

What’s white on the outside, golden on the inside and totally misunderstood by everyone?  Loved and hated in equal measure, eggs are often cast as the villain because they’re...

Episode 06: Avocado- Pre-historic Fruit That Just Won’t Quit

If there were a prize for ugliest fruit ever, then this week’s food would be the hands-down winner! Originally known as the Alligator Pear, it underwent a major makeover...

Episode 05: The Caffeine Buzz

Do you know why the whole world craves their morning cup of Joe? It’s because of the caffeine. Everyone from shift workers to guys that work out wants that...

Episode 04: Peanuts – The World’s Favourite Snack

The whole world is nuts over peanuts – it is, quite literally, the world’s favourite snack. Peanut Butter is as much a part of Americana as Bourbon and Halloween....

Episode 03: The Sweetest Thing – Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners, sugar substitutes, low calorie sweeteners – are they a god sent for people with a sweet tooth or are they, as the alarmists claim, toxic agents of...

Episode 02: Potato- An Unlikely Royal Vegetable

Aloo ki Sabzi, Mashed Potatoes and – everyone’s favorite – Batata Wada. One vegetable, so many different avatars! This starchy spud is so versatile and ubiquitous that you may...

Episode 01: Rice – A Knight in a Golden Armour

Based on all the myths, you would be excused for believing that rice causes obesity, arsenic-related problems, diabetes, and makes you fat overnight. On the contrary, rice is known...