With all the health and fitness talk going around and everyone and their dogs on some sort of diet where does the US rank on health and fitness overall? First off the US ranks 1st in obesity as it has steadily increased by the year since fast foods showed its ugly body to the American consumer. The US ranks 83 in agricultural land and is one of the largest countries in the world. Americans ate 15 kilograms of cheese per capita, which made the United States tied for twelfth in that category, with Finland, Iceland, and Norway. Greece ranked first, with 25 kilograms of cheese consumed per capita. 0.51% of agricultural land in the United States is committed to organic farming, which makes the United States rank fifty-fourth in that category.
The U.S. ranks 25th in pork consumption as Americans consumed an average of 30 kilograms of pork, enough to make the United States tied for twenty-fifth in that category and Austria ranked first, at 74 kilograms/person/year. The U.S. ranks 36th in onions as Americans eat ten kilograms per capita each year, which makes the United State tied for thirty-sixth with several other countries. The U.S. ranks 25th in grapefruit as Americans consumed 2 kilograms per capita of grapefruit, which was enough to make the United States tied for twenty-fifth with several other countries. The Dominican Republic ranked first, at 162 kilograms per capita. The U.S. ranks 10th in eggs as Americans eat fourteen kilograms of eggs per capita per year, which makes the United State tied for tenth with the Czech Republic in that category. Japan ranks first, consuming ninteen kilograms per capita per year. The U.S. ranks 3rd in beef consumption as Americans consumed 41 kilograms of beef per capita, which made the United States rank third in that category. Argentina ranked first, at 54 kilograms per capita. The U.S. ranks 7th in poultry as Americans consumed 193 kcal/person/day of poultry meat, which made the United States rank seventh in that category. The caribean island of St. Lucia ranked first, consuming 251 kcal/person/day of poultry meat. The global average of poultry consumption was 46 kcal/person/day. Americans consumed 75 kcal of raw fat per capita per day in 2003, which made the United States rank twenty-ninth in that category. the United States consumed 8,614,460 tonnes of refined sugar, which was enough to make the United States rank fourth in that category. India ranked first, consuming 17,622,733 tonnes. The U.S. ranks 89th in digestive disease death rates as 2002 an estimated 30.0 out of every 100,000 Americans died of a digestive disease, a rate that makes the United States rank eighty-ninth in that category. The U.S. ranks 38th in potato consumption as Americans consumed 63 kilograms per capita of potatoes, which was enough to make the United States rank thirty-eighth out of 176 countries in that category. Belarus ranked first, consuming 172 kilograms per capita.