Coffee & Sugar Facts
The current health recommendation is that we consume no more than 24 grams or six teaspoons of sugar a day. How much are we consuming every day? The average adult consumes 22 teaspoons per day. That is 3X more than recommended!
Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, equivalent to 146 billion cups of coffee per year! 30% of coffee drinkers sweeten their coffee with sugar or some other form of sweetener. 72% of coffee drinkers take their coffee with dairy or non-dairy creamer. Many non-dairy creamers are loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. The sugar in milk is natural but a ¼ of a cup of milk will have up to 4 grams of sugar. Only about 28% drink their coffee black. More on our coffee obsession.
How do you take your coffee? Black or doctored up? Maybe it's time to make some healthier changes without giving up your coffee.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.