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Bittersweet: Do Americans Consume Too Much Sugar?

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The average American consumes about 130 pounds of sugar every year, more than double what the American Heart Association recommends. In addition to dietary concerns, there are dental consequences that come along with our national sweet tooth.

It can be difficult to visualize just how much sugar we intake, but the sleek infographic below shows the inconvenient truth in an easy-to-digest format. This is a great resource to share with patients to at least get them thinking about their dietary habits.

 

 

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