It’s no secret that the consumption of sugar has greatly increased over the past 100 years. In the 1900s, the average American consumed around 5 pounds of sugar a year. Today, it’s more than 150 pounds. In fact, the consumption of sugar is growing faster than the world’s population (or about 1% per year)! All this sugar is expanding our waistlines for sure, but there are more reasons than weight gain to resist the sweet stuff.

Source: Weightloss.

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