America’s Sugar Addiction (Infographic)

There’s no question Americans love their sugar. In 1822, the average American consumed about 45 grams of sugar every five days, or roughly the equivalent of one modern day soda. Today, we ingest seventeen times that amount, or a whopping three pounds a week. Added sugar alone accounts for nearly 500 calories a day, the caloric equivalent of 10 strips of bacon. Find out more interesting facts about our scary addiction in this eye-opening infographic.

Infographic created by onlinenursingprograms.com

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39 comments

Melissa M.
Melissa M.about a year ago

Thanks!

Fi T.
Fi T.2 years ago

That's why people are gaining weight

Magdika Cecilia Perez
Magdika Perez2 years ago

thank you

katarzyna phillips

interesting, but as always it's down to reading the labels and keeping things to moderation!

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

Noted thanks.

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

What if eating sweets is your only pleasure in life?

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

What if eating sweets is your only pleasure in life?

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Kelly Rogers
Kelly Rogers3 years ago

ty shared