How Much Sugar Are We Eating Every Day? [Infographic]

Some of the numbers from this graphic by Online Nursing Programs are shocking — especially when you compare the amount of sugar the average person used to eat.

For instance, in 1822, the average American consumed 45 grams of sugar (the average amount of a 12-ounce soda) EVERY 5 DAYS. Today, Americans average 765 grams of sugar every 5 days and about 3 pounds of sugar every week!

And many still wonder why there’s a rise in obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Refined sugar is linked to those things and hypertension, aching limbs, high blood pressure, depression, acne, headaches, fatigue, stiffening of arteries, nervous tension and more. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 9.5 teaspoons of sugar per day and the average adult averages 22 teaspoons per day. And even worse, the average child averages 32 teaspoons per day.

Check out this graphic for more sugar stats:

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