14.1%! That’s the answer from a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers examined the dietary habits of over 31,000 people for four years to understand how much added sugar was going into people’s diets and from where it was coming. The study found that just over 14% of daily energy consumed is from added sugar. The researchers also discovered that sugary drinks make up almost ⅓ of those extra calories and that most of these calories come from stores. See the figure above to discover a few other big sources of added sugar and check out the abstract to the paper below to learn more.
Consumption of added sugars among US children and adults by food purchase location and food source via American Journal of Clinical Nutrition