According to Grubhub, Miami has an obsession with juice cleanses. The food delivery service found that the Magic City's residents order juice cleanses a whopping 583 percent more than and other city in the nation.
That staggering figure was based on Grubhub analyzing orders related to the country's most trending healthy eating and diet plans: Paleo, raw, juice cleanse, vegan, gluten-free, low-fat, Mediterranean, and keto diets.The company analyzed orders placed through the service from January 1 through December 31, 2016, using both tags and analyzing specific foods that fall into the above categories.
The findings show that Miami's healthy diet of choice is juicing, beating the rest of the nation out by a staggering 583 percent. Nashville, surprisingly, was the only other major city on the list that favored juice cleanses. The study also shows that women are 43 percent more likely to order a juice cleanse than men.
Manna Life Food's Sabra Seligman thinks Miami's culture plays a big part in its love of juicing. "Miami is a city of indulgence in many, many ways. I think that people rip it over the weekend and they come in on Monday for a green juice detox. We live in a superhot city with wild nights. People here can party until 6 a.m. and beyond, and they're not willing to sacrifice their lifestyle."
Seligman says juicing can alleviate inflammation and reduce water retention. She does, however, caution that all juices are not alike. "If you get a juice from a store, it could be there for 30 days, and a lot of people take advantage of discounted juice cleanses, but it's the quality of the juice that's important."
The juice maven says the juice you get from the market could be as old as 30 days, and the longer it sits on the shelf, the more nutrition it loses. "Once you squeeze that fruit or vegetable, the basic cellular condition changes. It's all about the quality of the juice." Seligman advises choosing a place that serves juices made fresh to get the most benefits.
Elsewhere in the country, the Paleo diet reigns supreme. Grubhub saw a 370 percent increase in orders in 2016 versus the previous year. Other hot diets include raw foods, with a 92 percent uptick in orders from the previous year, and vegan, with a 58 percent increase in orders from the previous year.
For the complete findings of the study, visit grubhub.com.