Coke, anyone?

coke canIf you want to be healthy, don’t drink coke (or any soft drink for that matter). It’ so bad for you for so many reasons that I was shocked even researching the effects of soda on the body.

The main problem is refined sugar. It’s a terrible danger that the processed food industry and sugar growers don’t want people to know about.

So, what happens?…

…When somebody drinks a Coke…

  • In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
  • 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
  • 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
  • 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way. Drugs aren’t called “dope” for no reason.
  • >60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
  • >60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
  • >60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, urinated away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

So there you have it, an avalanche of destruction in a single can. Imagine drinking this day after day, week after week. Stick to water and real juice from fresh squeezed fruit.

Especially if you have Dysautonomia, DON’T DRINK IT!

*Note: this information applies to all coke products, including DIET, ZERO, etc. Don’t let them fool you.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Is it fate that I downed a Coke 30 minutes ago, then read this post? I gave up drinking pop a year and a half ago due to many medical reasons, but I like to sneak one every few weeks or so.

    Thank you for reminding me that IT IS BAD BAD BAD for me!


  2. Posted by bridget jeffcote on July 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    thankyou i do believe that other soft drinks would have the same or simular effect because of the sugar levels in soft drink. i will not drink it anymore thanks to this


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