The average American drinks 44 to 56 gallons of soda yearly, depending on the survey results one looks at. (This is a whopping 101 to 128 cups of sugar a year, just from soda!)
Open a 12 ounce can of soda and be prepared to be ingesting 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar. Yet, despite admitting knowing about the high sugar content and that this very sugar is not good for health, 48% of Americans still admit to drinking soda every day. (Reported in a Huffington Post article about a Yale University study on obesity.) Average consumption is 2.6 glasses of soda a day. Much liquid sugar is being ingested.
Where is this soda and sugar consumption taking Americans, their waist lines or their overall health?Read more