According to Dr. Mercola, on mercola,com, the single largest source of calories for Americans comes from sugar—specifically high fructose corn syrup. In the past 300 years, see how much sugar the average person consumed:
- 1700 - the average person consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per year.
- 1800 - the average person consumed about 18 pounds of sugar per year.
- 1900 - individual consumption had risen to 90 pounds of sugar per year.
- 2009 - more than 50 percent of all Americans consume one-half pound of sugar PER DAY (that's 180 pounds of sugar per year!
Some pretty amazing statistics that speak for themselves.