by HUFFPOST | Food and Dieting
I love Coca Cola and, I do believe perhaps so do you. But for some of us, the fizzy drink is a no-go area.
Coka Cola has been accused of many things, including that it contains more sugar than the recommended daily portions. And when combined with biscuits, chocolate bars and pastries like cakes, the sugar content shoots the roof.
Coke is also blamed for pushing diabetes beyond manageable limits on some patients.
On the outside of coca cola is that, at a push, you could use it to clean your toilet, say Huffington Post. This is possible because of the level of sugar it contains.
Well what other unseen things does it do to our body?
Now, thanks to Niraj Naik, the brains behind website The Renegade Pharmacist. We have learnt that a refreshing can of Coke has effect on our system right from within the first hour of drinking it. And it's not pretty.
The Following illustrates:
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 flavour, allowing you to keep it down.
20 minutes in
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 in
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 in
Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centres of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
60 minutes in
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.
After 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.
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 having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.
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