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What Happens To Your Body If You Drink A Coke Right Now?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Okay - so it's not my blog - it's somebody elses'. This is defintely something I want to keep in mind. I am a sugar junkie.

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.

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    3287 days ago
  • MARY1313
    This is so exactly true! I actually have an old old coke bottle. The bottle says 20% cocaine on it! that is why they used to call it "drinking a dope" because it had dope in it. I actually remember my grandfather calling a coke a dope, because he was around during the era when they were made that way.

    In my sugar buster's book, it explains this the same way. I was horrified! Thanks for posting this.

    Mary (now only drinking diets caffeine free and not many of those)
    3287 days ago
    Great post.
    3288 days ago
    OMG!! This is what I am!.. a cokeaholic!! lol
    This explains why it is soooo hard to quit drinking Coka Cola.

    Good post! emoticon
    3290 days ago
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