American Sugar Consumption


The consumption of sugar remains a top issue for nutritionists everywhere, and as a certified health coach and a former “sugar-holic”, it’s been dear to my heart. Fact is, as long as sugar and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) remains a huge part of the American diet, it’s important to talk about how overconsumption of sugar will cause many health problems in the future.


Many may ask: Is this concern exaggerated? Absolutely not. Sugar is in everything and it has contributed to the growing obesity epidemic in the United States. Since 1990, sugar intake has increased by 40 lbs a year. Is it a coincidence that the obesity rate has increased by 20 percent? Check out the full infographic with more stats »


Yes, you are what you eat. And food can definitely act as culinary medicine. So what are you going to do about it in 2013? Leave your resolutions in the comments!

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