The American Sugar Consumption

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, chances are you’ve heard or read something about sugar being bad for your body. Indeed, countless studies have already shown over and over again the detrimental effects sugar has on your health.

As you will see below, consuming too much sugar can lead to health problems such as:

Back in the old days (1822), the average American consumed a mere 45 grams of refined sugar, or the equivalent of a 12 oz. soda pop every five days. Today, that amount has reached an alarming 765 grams per five days. That’s 17 times more! With Americans consuming so much sugar each day it’s no wonder 1 in 3 adults are now considered obese.


Hopefully this infographic will give you the motivation you need to reduce your intake of refined sugar.

Tell us what you’re already doing to cut back on this common sweetener.