The United States Eats 17% More Sugar and Fat Than the Rest of the World

The United States Eats 17% More Sugar and Fat Than the Rest of the World

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How do diets differ around the world and how have they changed in the past 50 years?

Those are the two questions answered by a new interactive infographic from National Geographic.

The site breaks down the dietary makeup of 22 countries around the world, and how those patterns have changed over the past 50 years.

A few of the revelations from this shouldn't come as a surprise. The United States and many countries in Europe lead the pack in number of calories consumed, and the amount of calories which come from sugar and fat.

It's fascinating to explore this tool and check out the breakdowns of what kinds of meat, grains, and produce are most common in each country. Check it out and tell us if any of the numbers surprise you.

Read more: What the World Eats from National Geographic

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