South Indians top the list in online search for healthy food
Google search results have unveiled an interesting pattern that put South Indians way ahead than the rest of the country when it comes to online searches on healthy food. From garlic to pomegranate and egg whites, the health conscious south Indians do not seem to get enough of their online health updates.
The highest number of searches were recorded from the southern states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Kerala topped the search results for items such as oats and olive oil and the recent dengue epidemic scare triggered a whopping 250 percent increase in the searches for the popular herbal remedy of the papaya leaves.
Apart from papaya, Pomegranate too topped the search lists of South Indians thanks to its medicinal value and anti-cancerous properties. The highest number of searches for pomegranate came from Tamil Nadu, to be followed by Karnataka.
The netizens of Karnataka searched the most for garlic, green vegetables, oats, sprouts and egg whites. Oats which is thought to be effective in controlling obesity is evolving as a popular breakfast item for South Indians while garlic is favored for its anti viral and anti oxidant properties that can slow down the process of natural aging.
Interestingly , the online community of Kerala was not very keen on other popular health foods such as skimmed milk, turmeric, green vegetables or sprouts unlike the other South Indian states. The highest number of searches for turmeric were from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh while the keyword skimmed milk got the maximum hits from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi and Maharashtra. It is heartening to note that the next generation of Kerala is not leaving anything to chance in health matters, which in turn will go a long way in safeguarding the healthcare credentials of Kerala .