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America’s Sugar Addiction (Infographic)

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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7:40PM PDT on Sep 28, 2014

Thanks!

4:59AM PDT on May 3, 2013

That's why people are gaining weight

7:51AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

thank you

9:38AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

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

6:28AM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Noted thanks.

9:56AM PST on Dec 25, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

6:48AM PST on Nov 15, 2012

What if eating sweets is your only pleasure in life?

6:46AM PST on Nov 15, 2012

What if eating sweets is your only pleasure in life?

1:08AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

8:04PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

ty shared

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