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Infographic: 5 Smart Ways to Eat Less Sugar

Two hundred years ago, the average American ate about 2 pounds of sugar a year. The average American now consumes almost 152 pounds of sugar annually. Sugar is the most common ingredient added to foods in the U.S. It is found in places you would expect, like candy, cookies and soda. But sugar is also added to many processed foods, even if they don't taste sweet.

Sugar has been linked to a variety of health issues, from obesity and diabetes to heart disease and cancer. Reducing the amount of added sugar in your diet is a healthy lifestyle choice. Here are 5 ways to get started.


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Date Last Reviewed: September 18, 2018
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