Approximately how much refined sugar does the average American consume per year?
Forbes reports that Americans are consuming on average 130 pounds of sugar per year.
There are 120 teaspoons in one pound of sugar. You wouldn't eat 22 packs of sugar. But you are probably drinking them!
An average 12-ounce can of soda contains about 8 ounces of simple sugar. It only takes four 12-ounce cans of sodas to equal 1/4 pound of sugar! For some people, it's just a habit to drink this amount of soda every day.