Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend

CURRENT INTAKE

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63%

of Americans consume more sugar than recommende­d in their daily intake.

270 CALORIES

Average intake of added sugar each day by Americans. More than 13% out of a daily recommende­d diet of 2,000 calories.

24%

of added sugar consumed daily comes from sugar-sweetened beverages. Soda is the biggest contributo­r, constituti­ng 16% out of the 24%.

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