Friday, February 22, 2008

I wish I wasn't surfing the net to find this.....

I LOVE coke. The real thing. Not diet, not caffeine free, but the real Coca Cola. I drink one a day, sometimes two. I thought the only bad thing about it was the fact that it was adding calories (and ultimately pounds) to my body...but then I found this article...

What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke
October 24th, 2007 Nutrition Researchers Posted in
Children's Health, Food Science Research

Don’t drink cola if you want to be healthy. Consuming soft drinks is bad for so many reasons that science cannot even state all the consequences. But one thing we know for sure is that drinking Coke, as a representative of soft drinks, wreaks havoc on the human organism. What happens? Writer Wade Meredith has shown the quick progression of Coke’s assault.
The main problem is sugar. It’s an evil that the processed food industry and sugar growers don’t want people to know about. Even dietitians, financially supported by sugar growers and sugary product manufacturers, are loathe to tell us the truth.
When somebody drinks a Coke watch what happens…
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.
>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, pissed 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, real juice from fresh squeezed fruit, and tea without sweetener.Primary Source:
by Wade Meredith

Wow. But it tastes sooooooo good!!! Will this keep me from drinking it? Yes, BUT I will have to do this slowly. Hopefully I can rid myself of this toxin for good.


CT Mom said...

Hi Sharon - yup, sounds pretty gross. I like Coke and Pepsi, but try to stay away because of the calories. I drink it when I get a migraine (sugar for blood levels and caffeine to aid the Advil I also take). I keep a couple of cans in the garage refrigerator just in case.I wonder what diet does to the body?

Canadian Saver said...

It's probably worse for me cuz I drink the diet stuff........... but I will drink sugary orange or Root beer... YUM! It sucks that it's so bad for us cuz pop is cheaper than milk!!

Foxie said...

I'm there with Canadian Saver - For the first time in months I just bought a two liter bottle of caffeine-free Coke and Root Beer because it's cheaper than mostly everything else I drink... Of course, if I ever say a word about calories people look at me really funny. So far, my youthful metabolism is serving me well. =] (If that's for Coke... What's Mountain Dew do?!)

determinedsinglemom said...

what an eye-opener....but it stinks because I love real Coke too. Guess I am going to have to go back to it being an occasional treat again eh? Maybe the company needs to jack the price up to comparable costs of Coke in Europe. When it is about $3.00 a can I tended to drink ALOT more water :-)

Sharon said...

Wow! $3.00 a can? That would keep me from drinking too much of it. I get 12 cans for 2.50

RacerX said...

Soft Drinks are my weekness. I don't do Coffee but a nice cold soda does the trick...Heroin for the Office Set!

Mike said...

Wow... Thanks for the insight... time to move to water!