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The Top 5 Calorie Searches of 2016

From healthy grub to weekend indulgences, here are the top calorie searches of the past 12 months.
The Top 5 Calorie Searches of 2016
The Top 5 Calorie Searches of 2016
From healthy grub to weekend indulgences, here are the top calorie searches of the past 12 months.

If you want to get some real insight into the minds of those around you, look no further than their browsing history. In the digital-centric era we now live, few of us have queries or debates that don't end with someone saying, "Google it." And if we're being honest, let's just admit that a fair share of our collective searches pertain to food—whether it be where to get it, how to make it, or how many calories are hiding inside of it.

Unsurprisingly, Americans searched for calorie information more than any other nation in the world, according to Google's annual Year in Search report. The vast—and rather remarkable—report also shed some light into which calorie counts Americans we're most curious about.

Read on to see which calorie counts were most popular, as well as how long it would take you to work off each item. And if you're looking for even more ways to work off your favorite fare, don't miss our report 19 Ways to Burn Off 100 Calories Without a Gym.




Who knew people were so curious about the calories in an eggplant?! A cup of cubed and cooked eggplant carries 35 calories and 2.5 grams of satiating fiber. If a 160-pound person went for a jog, it would take them 5 minutes to burn off the calories. Not bad!


Glass of Wine

glass of wine

Depending on your wine of choice, a standard 5-ounce glass carries anywhere from 80 to 160 calories, according to the USDA. That means a 160-pound person would have to shovel snow anywhere from 11 to 22 minutes to burn off their happy hour vino. If that doesn't make you think twice about reaching for a second glass, we're not sure what will!




A cup of fluffy cooked quinoa has 222 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. After you make a delicious quinoa bowl with the ancient grain, prepare to spend 30 minutes doing aerobics to burn off the cals.




Bud Light may be the most popular beer in America—but when it comes to calories, Americans were most curious about what's inside a can of Coors. A 12 fluid ounce Coors Banquet Original Beer packs 147 calories, while a Coors Light of the same size (which just so happens to be one of the 15 Best Light Beers In America) has 102 calories, according to 2016 MillerCoors data. To burn off the full-cal version, a 160-pound person would have to ice skate for 17 minutes. To incinerate the low-cal beer, the same person would have to twirl around on the ice for 12 minutes.


Big Mac

big mac

Despite the fact that only one in five millennials have ever tried a Big Mac, Big Macs are still a very big deal, guys! That's what search data implies, at least. Of all the calorie date searched through 2016, the Big Mac was the item Americans were most curious about. The combination of beef, veggies, Big Mac sauce, cheese, and a starchy bun comes in at 540 calories. A 160-pound person would need to walk their dog for 2 and a half hours to prevent that burger from going straight to their thighs. Depending on what kind of dog you have, Fido may or may not be able to last that long.

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