Consumers are increasingly purchasing Western food products in droves, but a new report from the consumer research firm Consumer Reports shows a troubling trend.
According to the latest results of a study published in Consumer Reports, the average amount of Western food consumed by Americans has tripled in the past decade.
According to the study, the majority of Americans consume between one-quarter and one-half of their daily calories from Western foods.
The number of Americans who have purchased at least one Western food item more than doubled between 2003 and 2010.
In contrast, the study found that the average number of Western products sold in the United States increased by just 2.8% over the same period.
Americans are increasingly consuming Western food items in droids, the research findsThe average number sold in Western stores in the U.S. increased by nearly 20% from 2003 to 2010.
The study found consumers are buying more Western foods, and Americans are also purchasing more of them in grocery stores and other stores.
Consumers who shop in Western supermarkets and convenience stores are buying an average of 11.2 Western foods per day, compared to an average daily intake of just 7.5 Western foods sold in convenience stores.
The survey also found that Americans are eating a variety of Western foods at home.
In fact, the most popular Western food of all was milk.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans reported they purchased a large quantity of milk or dairy products at home, compared with just 15% of those surveyed who reported buying fewer Western foods that month.
In the past, Western foods were considered the perfect accompaniment to meals.
In the survey, American consumers also consumed more Western food than Western food sold in grocery store stores, with an average intake of 10.5 American-made foods per household.
Consumers also bought more Western products at convenience stores and convenience outlets, where they purchased an average 11.8 American-based foods per consumer.
The results of the study are consistent with recent research suggesting Americans are becoming more conscious of their Western diet.
Consumers are becoming aware of the food and beverage choices they can and cannot consume in their everyday lives, according to the research firm.
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