Torronto, Canada, June 10, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- The research found that Canadians put more fruit and vegetables on their grocery lists than their American and UK counterparts. Indeed, 21% of the average Canadian shopping list is comprised of healthy produce, compared to just 18% in the UK and 15% in the USA.
Compare this against official World Health Organization figures for obesity, the figures seemingly correlate with Listonic's findings. Canada has the lowest rate of obesity among the three countries (27.2%) with the UK coming 2nd with a rate of 27.8%, and the USA last with a whopping rate of 36.2%.
But activity is important too, right?
Interestingly, Canada doesn't come up trumps when it comes to meeting government guidelines for recommended daily activity. It actually comes in last place.
So, what does this mean?
The data suggests that healthy shopping habits might be key to being healthy, and more important than being active.
CEO and co-founder of Listonic, Filip Miłoszewski, says:
"Having data taken from real life shopping lists rather than from surveys gives us an unprecedented insight into the actual grocery habits of people who use our app. Comparing them against official statistics for obesity and daily activity, it seems eating healthily may be more important than we realize. Canadians eat healthily but aren't as active, yet still manage to be healthier than the British and Americans."
Other interesting findings from the research shows that bananas are the most popular fruit across all three countries. Bread, milk, and eggs are also the top 3 grocery products across the board.
Listonic is one of Poland's most successful tech start-up companies. Their shopping list app, from which the above data was drawn from, has over 5 million users worldwide and is available in more than 40 languages. This gives the company incredible insights into the habits of shoppers around the globe.
For more information, please visit Listonic's website for the full article (https://listonic.com/healthy-shopping-lists-canada-usa-uk/), or download the official infographic (https://listonic.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/infographics-1.png).