I know the picture’s a little dark. But what the heck… sugar is really bad for you. It’s hard to know how much sugar the average American eats these days. I’ve seen numbers anywhere from 80 pounds a year to 170 pounds. That’s a crazy amount of sugar to eat! And the main reason is that it’s added to just about all packaged, processed foods. And of course Americans drink a lot of soda, which is loaded with sugar.