What Happens To Your Body If You Drink A Coke Right Now?
by Wade Meredith on December 8th, 2006
Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It's because it gets you high. They took the cocaine out almost a hundred years ago.
You know why? It was redundant
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
This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two if you're a smoker.
) But, hey, have another Coke, it'll make you feel better
Japanese researchers have discovered that it takes 32 glasses of alkaline water with a pH of 7 to neutralize the acidic affect of one can of cola has on the body
It is my belief that there needs to be more education about hydration and the damaging affects drinking soda has on the body
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