Friday, February 12, 2010

Betcha don't know how much sugar is dissolved in your total blood volume

How much sugar is dissolved in your blood?
  • assume a blood sugar concentration of 100 mg/dl
  • assume 5 liters of blood in a average adult. This is equal to 50 dL
  • 50 dL x 100 mg/dl = 5,000 mg of glucose in the total blood volume
  • 5,000 mg is 5g which is a teaspoon
How cool is that, the entire blood volume has a single teaspoon of glucose dissolved in it.

A can of Coke has 8 teaspoons of HFCS 55

Hat tip to Michael Eades
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