We Like It. We Love It. We Eat Too Much Of It. Sugar comes in many forms, many names, many forms…and yet Americans consume 150 pounds of sugar a year, according to Dr. Oz. That’s 20 times as much as the average person consumed in the year 1700.
About 50 percent of the sugar we eat today comes from high-fructose corn syrup found in fat-free foods like salad dressings and sodas.