Google’s Most Searched-for Calorie Counts

What foods did we plug into our calorie counters the most? Google finds out.

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Every year, Google sums up the year in search, based on queries collected from more than 70 countries, to highlight what matters most in our lives.

In June, Google added in-depth nutrition information to its search results for food items, allowing more users to see what looks like a nutrition label on the top right hand side of the engine’s results page. The data is from the nutritional database maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Previous queries about calorie counts produced a jumble of search related options, and not all them were considered accurate.

So what did the new feature reveal about what we’re eating (or thinking of eating)? This year, the number one most-searched calorie item in the U.S. is eggs, compared to last year’s search champion — “McDonald’s Calories.” Markedly absent from the latest top 10 list were calories from fast food chains. Is that a sign that Americans are finally eating healthier? Perhaps. Or it simply reflect the fact that more chains now provide the information directly on their menus.

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2013 Most-Searched Calorie Searches:

  1. Eggs
  2. Banana
  3. Beer
  4. Oatmeal
  5. Sugar
  6. Sushi
  7. Wine
  8. Popcorn
  9. Coffee
  10. Avocado

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2012 Most-Searched Calorie Searches:

  1. McDonalds Calories
  2. Chipotle Calories
  3. Calories in an Avocado
  4. Vodka Calories
  5. Calories Burned Walking
  6. Calories in Bananas
  7. Calories in a Watermelon
  8. Subway Calories
  9. Calories Burned Calculator
  10. Calories in Strawberries

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