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November 16, 2016 by Johanna Burani
Do you consume more than 6 – 9 teaspoons of sugar a day? Do you know how many sugar calories are added to your daily diet? Do you even know how much sugar enters your body on an average day?
Well, if you’re a typical American, according to the 2005-10 NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), you’re eating and drinking about 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. That translates into about 66 lbs. of sugar per person per year. Said differently, added sugars contribute 335 calories to the diets of men, 230 calories to women, 362 calories to boys and 282 calories to girls – every day. That’s the bad news.