Food reflects culture!!! With varying landscapes, the preparation of food also differs and so the healthy food criteria. Healthy food has always been subjective to debate and for different cultures, it is being characterised in various ways. Most often appetisers take social media to express their intense love for food and this time is no different.
As we are currently living in the digital realm of web technology, social networking could turn into an undeniably valuable reference point for health research, and proving this statement true, Twitter has revealed a top ten list of food items in the US, giving some significant goals about the prominence and preferences of the occupants of the US.But unfortunately, the researchers have some shocking reports about the food list. In the list of top 10 most tweeted foods in the US, the researchers have located only one entry – chicken – that might be well thought-out as a healthy item.
But unfortunately, the researchers have some shocking reports about the food list. In the list of top 10 most tweeted foods in the US, the researchers have located only one entry – chicken – that might be well thought-out as a healthy item.
The top 10 food-related tweets by the Twitter users in the US contain only one thing – chicken – which can qualify as a healthy item, as said by a new study held by a team of researchers. The group of scientists has taken over Twitter to uncover diet and physical activity patterns of people in the US. But as said by the investigators, on the list of top most twitter list of food contain high calories and fitness.
In the list, “Espresso” was the most tweeted food in the mainland US between mid-2014 to mid-2015, while brew and pizza are following it. The scientists, rather than implying at which foods are popular, also hinted some essential information about the lifestyle and food consumption habits of people from their tweets.
The scientists took four million tweets into consideration while researching and bearing in account those millions of tweets about food with the conclusion of the health spectrum tweets specifying fast food eateries, or incline meats, natural products, veggies or nuts, have found out the most popular nourishment list.
The new study looked at about 80 million tweets and found that ‘espresso’ was the most tweeted-about food in the USA, and Starbucks was by a wide margin the most. Specialists examined around 80 million clear messages on Twitter and selected only 4 million posts that defined the most popular food in the US as well as the famous food joints of the country.
According to Quynh Nguyen, Assistant Professor at University of Utah College of Health and the lead author of the study, Coffee is the topmost popular food of the USA between mid-2014 to mid-2015, followed by beer and pizza. He also said that, along with all the considered tweets, almost 5% tweets posted from 2015-2016 mentioned food.
Apart from food popularity and well-liked food joints, the research team also discovered that physical activity and tweet locations have a similar relationship. According to the study, the areas where people are more conscious about the physical activities like dancing and running, comprised minor fatness rates and fewer deceases.