The only thing worse than being no. 2 is coming in second place to our frenemy, New York City. Alas, San Francisco has fallen one place short of being no. 1 when it comes to healthy eating. But no reason to wallow in a pint of Ben & Jerry's just yet; we're still way healthier than your cousins in Nebraska.
According to a new high-tech study, San Franciscans have some of the healthiest and greenest diets in the nation. Massive Health, a San Francisco-based startup, analyzed real-world, real-life eating data via its app, The Eatery, over the past five months. What it found was that San Francisco ranked as the second healthiest city in the U.S., thanks to our love for lettuce and all things green.
According to the study, San Francisco scored a 67.6 percent overall health rating, with Los Angeles trailing behind. Instead of taking late-night trips to McDonald's, we opted to eat veggies. In the last five months, we ate 4.4 times more brussels sprouts than the rest of the nation, and we snacked on 3.4 times more cashews compared to everyone else.
Our favorite food? Caesar salad, which incidentally is insanely fattening since it's doused with cheese and oil-and-egg dressing.
Other interesting highlights:
we eat 1.7 percent worse for every hour that passes.