How Much Sugar is Hiding in Everything You Love to Eat [Infographic]


According to this know-it-all guide, the average American consumes 22.2 teaspoons of sugar per day. That's more than four times the suggested intake for women, more than twice that for men and nearly eight times that for kids. So, where's the sugar rush coming from?

Everything, apparently. Your Oreo is hiding more than 3 grams of sugar. That apple? 23 grams. Coca Cola? 39 grams. A grande Starbucks Vanilla Frapp? 59 grams. And that Dr Pepper Slurpee you're about to nosh on? 225 grams. When you see the numbers, it's easy to understand how everything we eat within a day adds up. However, just know that not all sugar is created equal. So the sugar added to soda is not the same as the natural sugar found in fruit.


For those still interested, get the scoop on all your favorite eats below and prepare for a serious toothache.