What Are We Eating? What the Average (U.S.) American Consumes in a Year.
The average American is 36.6 years old and eats 1,996.3 lbs. of food per year.
The average man is 5’9” and weighs 190 lbs.
The average woman is 5’4” and weighs 164 lbs.
Each year, Americans eat 85.5 lbs. of fats and oils
110 lbs. of red meat, including 62.4 lbs. of beef and 46.5 lbs. of pork
73.6 lbs. of poultry, including 60.4 lbs. of chicken.
16.1 lbs. of fish and shellfish and 32.7 lbs. of eggs
31.4 lbs. of cheese each year and 600.5 lbs. of non-cheese dairy products
181 lbs. of beverage milks
192.3 lbs. of flour and cereal products, including 134.1 lbs. of wheat flour
141.6 lbs. of caloric sweeteners, including 42 lbs. of corn syrup
56 lbs. of corn each year and eat 415.4 lbs. of vegetables
24 lbs. of coffee, cocoa and nuts.
273.2 lbs. of fruit each year
29 lbs. of French fries
23 lbs. of pizza
24 lbs. of ice cream
53 gallons of soda each year, averaging about one gallon each week!
24 lbs. of artificial sweeteners each year
2.736 lbs. of sodium, which is 47 % more than recommended
0.2 lbs. of caffeine each year, about 90,700 mg
In total, Americans eat an average of 2,700 calories each day.
Each year Good Food Awards blind taste tests hundreds of beers that meet their ecofriendly criteria. The winners are the tastiest, most environmental friendly and socially responsible beers in the U.S..
Our federal dollars are being used to keep the American populace unhealthy and fat. Even though we seem to have a crisis on our hands, the U.S. government, corn lobbyists, trade associations and the Big Six (Monsanto, BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Syngenta) keep oiling the corn machine that was started in the mid-70s...a machine that needs to be reassessed.
The definition of a whole food, is a natural food that has not been processed or has been refined as little as possible. Unfortunately, ultra-pasteurized, homogenized, grain-fed cow's milk is no longer a whole food. It is highly manipulated.
Currently, unapproved use and abuse of antibiotics for food-intended animals is common practice. Sources say, close to 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are being fed or injected into cattle, pigs and poultry on industrial factory farms.