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Only chicken could be considered healthy food

The10 most tweeted foods

The foods we tweet about have a lot to say about our overall health. Researchers shed some light on some bizzare results, where out of 10 top tweeted foods, only chicken could be considered healthy food.

As astonishing as it may sound, the only fast food brand to feature was Starbucks.

In a list of top 10 tweeted foods in the US, coffee was the most tweeted between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by beer then pizza, the study revealed.Chicken, the only food that can be considered healthy, came seventh in the list.

For the study, scientists at University of Utah surveyed nearly 80 million Twitter messages — a random sample of one percent of publicly available, geotagged tweets — over the course of one year. They then sorted through about four million tweets about food to prepare a top 10 tweeted foods list.

The top 10 tweeted foods were:

1. Coffee

2. Beer

3. Pizza

4. Starbucks

5. IPA (Beer)

6. Wine

7. Chicken

8. BBQ

9. Ice cream


The researchers found that tweets from poor neighbourhoods, and regions with large households, were less likely to mention healthy foods. Also, people in areas dense with fast food restaurants tweeted more often about fast food.


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