In one year, the average American consumes 45 pounds of sugar (enough to fill a wheelbarrow) -- and most of this is sugar we drink. Excess sugar intake is a driving force behind the obesity epidemic, and while soda gets scapegoated, the fastest-growing marketing sector is the so-called "fruit drink" (or "fruit drank," if you prefer).
Below is an infographic prepared by the folks at Health Science that may make you think twice before you order that Snapple or other fruity drink at the gas station.
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