The consumption habits of Americans are growing worse by the day. Their caloric intake has increased immensely, compared to the rest of the world. Health professionals are highly concerned about these unhealthy practices and are trying to devise ways to deal with the problem.
This infographic illustrates how the Americans ended up in such a situation. Over the years, the calorie consumption has gone up by 20% than the recommended daily intake for each individual. On the other hand, a drop in the daily caloric intake can be seen in Zimbabwe.
Obesity issue has increased to such an extent in America that, 67% of the population is currently obese. The size of servings of food items such as cookies, burgers, smoothies, ice creams, etc has increased by two to five times. Snacking on calorie rich foods is said to be the main problem.
More and more children are developing obesity, because of increased intake of fast food and sweetened beverages.