Last week we told you that New Yorkers drink nearly seven times more coffee than other city folks. The finding comes from Massive Health using data collected by an iPhone app called The Eatery. The app lets users snap a picture of their food, label it (i.e “apple” or “cheeseburger”) and then give it a health rating. Other users then give their own rating of your dish (which is especially important if you’re not the honest type).
The results — gleaned from 7.68 million food ratings of half-a-million foods eaten in over 50 countries — provide a pretty good snapshot of eating patterns around the world.
Here we present key findings from a group of infographics on when people eat, where people eat, what they eat and who they eat with.
People who live on the coast eat healthier (shown in green) than people who live in the midwest and south.
People consistently give other peoples' meals a less healthy ranking than their own. For example, I would rate your bacon three times less healthy than my own bacon.
People who eat breakfast make better food choices throughout the day (this may have something to do with preventing low blood sugar levels between meals).
Our meals become less healthy as the day progresses. Dinner, for example, is about 16% less healthy than breakfast.
A chicken Caesar salad from McDonald's has about 600 fewer calories than the same dish from the Cheesecake Factory.
We eat the same foods as our friends. So, a woman with friends that eat vegetables will eat healthier than a woman with friends that gorge on fast food.
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