Can you guess how many calories the average American consumes in a day? If you guessed 3,770, you'd be correct. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations released a list of the average daily calorie intake from nations around the world. The health website Evoke.ie created an infographic of the information, comparing the average calorie intake of various countries around the world visually.
As the Daily Mail points out, the U.S. topped the list with the highest calorie intake of any country. This result isn't that shocking considering the fact that more than one third of American adults is considered obese. That's about 78.6 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Coming in second behind America's calorie intake was Austria, with an average of a whopping 3,760 calories per day, followed by Italy coming in at 3,660 calories. According to the graph, the countries with the lowest average daily calorie consumption were India with 2,300 and the Democratic Republic of Congo with 1,590. Both India and the Democratic Republic of Congo fall below the ideal amount of daily calories recommendation by Web MD, which states that women aged 19-30 should consume about 2,000 calories a day and men of the same age bracket should consume around 2,400.
The video above also cites a study by the Food Service Warehouse that found the countries that consumed the most calories also spent the least amount of their incomes on food. Countries that spend more on food generally consume fewer calories per day.
Watch the video above to learn more about the countries who consume the most and least calories.
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These sandwiches have 350 calories or less!
We've rounded up 18 tasty sandwich recipes, including comfort fare favorites like Philly cheesesteaks and barbecue pork sandwiches, that taste delicious but only have around 350 calories or less!
Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich
This grilled eggplant and portobello sandwich is a great vegetarian option for your next cookout. For extra flavor, top it with slices of garden-fresh tomato and spicy arugula. Serve with a mixed green salad.
Calories: 250 per serving
Get the recipe: Grilled Eggplant & Portobello Sandwich
Barbecued Pork Sandwiches
Smoky grilled onion and your favorite barbecue sauce transform grilled pork tenderloin into a hearty summer sandwich. If you're concerned about sodium, be sure to choose a lower-sodium barbecue sauce.
Calories: 319 per serving
Get the recipe: Barbecued Pork Sandwiches
Bistro Flank Steak Sandwich
Make this bistro-style sandwich, sauce and all, completely on the grill. If you're in a hurry, just grill the steak and garlic and substitute jarred roasted red peppers for the grilled bell peppers.
Calories: 287 per serving
Get the recipe: Bistro Flank Steak Sandwich
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich
This healthier eggplant Parmesan sandwich uses tender, smoky grilled eggplant instead of fried, so it has a fraction of the fat and calories. To make these sandwiches a cinch to prepare, make sure to have all your ingredients ready before you head out to the grill.
Calories: 291 per serving
Get the recipe: Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich
Turkey Pastrami Sandwich
If you’re taking this sandwich to go, line one piece of bread with the pastrami and the other with Swiss cheese and tuck the sauerkraut and apple in the middle to keep the bread from becoming soggy.
Calories: 184 per serving
Get the recipe: Turkey Pastrami Sandwich
Portobello 'Philly Cheese Steak' Sandwich
This healthier recipe for Philadelphia cheese steak cuts down on the fat - but not on the taste. Make this vegetarian by using vegetable broth in place of chicken stock.
Calories: 268 per serving
Get the recipe: Portobello 'Philly Cheese Steak' Sandwich
Stuffed Pork Sandwich
Inspired by the classic Cuban sandwich, which is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese and pickles pressed and griddled between two pieces of soft white bread, this healthier version cuts down on the meat and is served on a soft whole-wheat bun. Press it in a panini maker to make it crispy.
Calories: 353 per serving
Get the recipe: Stuffed Pork Sandwich
This updated Sloppy Joe recipe takes lean ground beef and adds chopped cremini mushrooms and diced fresh plum tomatoes, all in a zesty sauce. Served on a whole-wheat bun, it's a hearty dinner sandwich that will please adults and kids alike.
Calories: 237 per serving
Get the recipe: Sloppy Joes
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