The fact of the matter is that Americans are eating too much sugar as a whole. For many people in the US, their diet has been getting steadily worse over the years. The average diet for an American has become too high in calories, and it does not contain enough of the nutrients and other essentials that we need to stay healthy. These diet trends have been having a disastrous effect on our population. In 2007, it was estimated that 57 million Americans had pre-diabetes. As of 2011, the estimated number of people with pre-diabetes has grown to 79 million! At this stage, the body’s blood glucose levels are higher than the healthy level, and you are at serious risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.