Anyone who counts carbs is familiar with the unit of measurement called "grams." But can you recognize a "gram of carb" or "gram of sugar" really? When it's hidden somewhere deep in the food we're currently consuming? Well, as it happens, a reader forwarded a creative take on visualizing just how much punch is packed in the food we eat (brace yourself!)
Although we can't verify the scientific validity of these photos, I reckon they're meant to represent the grams of pure sugar rather than carbohydrates. Of course, we D-folks know that both raise your BG, so clearly this wasn't created by a PWD.
Just keep this in mind when you see kids walking around guzzling regular soda, or munching on candy bars that masquerade as "snacks":
Each sugar cube is approximately 4.1 grams of sugar...
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Still, doesn't this just make you want to go brush your teeth?! Yuck... the mental imagery here is enough to kill my carb cravings for a while, anyway. Hey — that may be a good thing. Maybe every once in a while, we should force ourselves to "get cubed"!