American Diet

American Diet

An average American consumes more than 3,600 calories daily. That’s a 24% increase from 1961 when the average was just 2,880 calories. Vegetable oil consumption too has skyrocketed from 276 calories daily in 1961 to 689 today. Americans are consuming far more calories each day than is recommended (daily intake should be around 2,000 calories for women and 2,500 for men).

Previous Fact Next Fact
Categories: CountriesFoodHealth

Latest FactRepublic Video

32 Incredible Easter Eggs You Missed in Harry Potter Movies