Imagine pouring almost three-quarter of a measuring cup (31 teaspoons) of sugar onto your foods or beverages each day. This number may be a bit lower (some estimations say 22 teaspoons to account for waste). These estimates represent the average daily amount of added sugars (cane and beet sugars, corn sweeteners, honey and syrup) in the U.S. food supply, enough to provide for every man, woman, and child with more than 100 pounds per year. Compare this amount to how much we consumed in 1890 – only about 6 teaspoons. The steady upward trend comes primarily from sugary soft drinks, next by cakes, pies, and other baked good, followed by sweetened fruit drinks and punches.
- Recent Study: We’re Consuming Less Sugar. Or Are We? (fooducate.com)