SOCIAL AND FOOD: PEOPLE WHO EAT HEALTHY FOOD ARE HAPPIER
A survey carried out in the United States on tags and pictures proved that eating well and doing sport make people happier
How are you? <<I’m fine, I’ve recently posted a celery and used the tag #happiness>>
Ok, like this it seems silly, but the survey published on the Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance and carried out in the United States could map the country with the help of tweets and photos where the hashtags reveal a higher gratification.
According to the survey, Americans don’t shine for happiness. The photographed dishes, in fact, are not the most reassuring: coffee, alcohol, (beer and wine at the top), Pizza and BBQ.
Those dishes, on the contrary, are not associated with hashtags showing personal satisfaction, a thing that, on the other hand, happens when healthy plates or moments of physical activities are photographed.
According to the map, moreover, both physical activity and healthy food are posted the most in areas where the economic welfare is higher. Besides, the connection between the tag and healthy food is quite obvious: eating well does not make you feel guilty and doing sport is rewarding.
But, if in the USA only 16% of users post healthy food, in Italy the percentage seems to increase. Coldiretti (Italian Confederation of Direct Farmers), in fact, says that 53% of surveys about food in Italy is related to the food quality.
Well, it is a little bit scary thinking about it, but Twitter confirms what Feuerbach, the father of German materialism, says. So yes, “Der Mensch ist was er isst“, the man is what he eats and tweets …
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