How Sweet It Is!
The average American consumes an astounding 2-3 pounds of sugar each week, which is not surprising considering that highly refined sugars in the forms of sucrose more commonly known as table sugar, dextrose or corn sugar, and high-fructose corn syrup are being processed into so many foods.
Prior to the turn of this century (1887-1890), the average consumption was only 5 lbs. per person per year! Today the average American consumes 2 – 3 pounds per week!
American consumes more than 152 pounds of added sugar each year. This number does not include the natural sugars we ingest from foods such as fruit. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that’s about 40 pounds more per person than we ate just 50 years ago.