Your blood is actually quite heavy. All in all, it comprises ten percent of your body weight. This amounts to an impressive 1.2 to 1.5 gallons of blood pumping through our veins at any given time. By comparison, newborn babies have almost no blood in their bodies when they’re born. According to oncologists, babies typically come into this world with just 1 cup of blood in their veins.
Speaking of babies, your weight at birth is a good indicator of whether or not you’re going to have any allergies. Generally speaking, the heavier a baby is at birth, the more likely they are to develop allergies such as lactose intolerance or eczema. The rule of thumb is that for each kilogram of increased weight, there’s about a 30% increase in the chance for developing various allergies.
Still, allergies can be created very late in life. One of the most notorious causes of allergies comes from a bite from a deer tick. Although it’s pretty rare, some people who are bitten by the Lone Star tick develop an allergy to red meat. Those who develop the allergy and then unwittingly eat beef or lamb can experience hives, vomiting, and even the inability to breathe. Sometimes, this allergy is permanent.
While we’re on the subject of red meat, it’s worth pointing out that a red meat-heavy diet can significantly worsen your body odor. Not just that, but your body odor can become less attractive to potential mates, as pheromones can alter your scent as being less pleasant and too intense.