These are the 10 most popular foods on Twitter

By Sean Dowling, Buzz60

A new study used Twitter to understand the health of people in neighborhoods across the United States, and in the process, discovered the most popular foods.

Coffee is the most tweeted-about, and Starbucks is the most tweeted about fast-food restaurant.

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Researchers from the University of Utah looked over 80 million geotagged tweets from more than 603,000 users in the U.S.

Don't let that trip to the coffee shop stump you! Here's a guide to those confusing specialty drinks:

Coffee and espresso drinks explained
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Coffee and espresso drinks explained

A latte is espresso and steamed milk with a small amount of milk foam on top.

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A cappuccino should be equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam. 

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dry cappuccino features less of the traditional steamed milk and more milk foam in its place.

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cafe au lait is traditional black coffee mixed with warmed milk.

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Espresso is specially brewed coffee, created with finely ground coffee beans brewed under pressure with nearly-boiling water. 

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macchiato, traditionally, is a 'stained' espresso -- espresso with just a dot of milk.

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An Americano is espresso mixed with hot water. 

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cortado is espresso that is 'cut' with an equal amount of milk. 

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red eye is for the severely under-caffeinated -- espresso shots mixed in with a regular black coffee

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Coffee was followed by beer, which is mentioned in more than 200,000 tweets.

Tweets about pizza came in third.

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America's pizza styles


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California Style

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Chicago Deep Dish

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Detroit Style

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New England Greek

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Colorado Style

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Tomato Pie

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Only 5 percent of the tweets even mentioned food.

Researchers found tweets from poorer neighborhoods didn't tend to mention healthy foods, while areas with more tweets about healthy foods were tied to lower rates of death and chronic diseases.

The top 10 most popular foods on Twitter are: Coffee, beer, pizza, Starbucks, IPA, wine, chicken, barbecue, ice cream, tacos.

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