The Charts Below Show the Average Percentages in Typical Meals
The charts below show the average percentages in typical meals of three types of nutrients, all of which may be unhealthy if eaten too much.
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Average percentages of sodium, saturated fats and added sugars in typical meals consumed in the USA
The pie charts show the average consumption of sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar by meal. All three categories of nutrients may be harmful to health if over-consumed. <Watch the video at 00:41 to learn the use of “by meal”. >
Overall, while the intake of sodium and saturated fat is higher at dinner than at any other meal, added sugar is eaten most in snacks. <Watch the video at 02:27 to learn why “most” instead of “the most” is used.>
Sodium consumption is highest at dinner and second highest at lunch, making up 43% and 29% of total sodium consumption respectively. The proportions of this type of nutrient taken in at snack time and breakfast are the same, both at 14%. Dinner and lunch also account for the largest and the second largest proportions of total saturated fat intake respectively, at 37% and 26%. However, a greater proportion is eaten at snack time, at 21%, than at breakfast, at 16%.
Compared with the other two nutrients, added sugar has a relatively low consumption level at dinner, at 23%. It is snacks that are the greatest source of sugar intake, at 42%. However, like the other nutrients, it is also consumed least at breakfast, at only 16%. (179 Words)
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