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