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What does Coca Cola do to your body? Everyone knows that coca cola is bad for your body, but why? The best way to stop doing bad for your body, or help someone from doing it, is to help them understand why it is not good for them. So with that in mind, this is what happens to your body when you drink Coca Cola: After 10 minutes - 10 tea spoons for sugar (1 glass of Coke) and phosphoric acid (corrosive but diluted in cola) will cause strike the body. After 20 minutes - Insulin levels make a big jump. The liver converts all the sugar into fat. After 40 minutes - Caffeine is completely ingested. Eye pupils expand. Blood pressure rises because liver pushes more sugar into the bloodstream. The adenosine receptors, however get blocked thus preventing drowsiness. After 45 minutes - Body raises production of dopamine hormone, which stimulates the brain pleasure center. This is basically what Heroin does. After 1 hour - Phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in the gastrointestinal tract, which supercharges the metabolism. Furthermore, the body expels more calcium than average through urine. After more than 1 hour - The diuretic effect (the elimination of salt and water from the body) of the drink starts. Along with sodium, calcium, magnesium, and zinc are also removed via urine. By this time, one may already be feeling irritable. So that is the actual breakdown of what your body really does once the coke is in your body. Too often, we say this is bad for you or this is good for you, but I always wonder "why is it?” This is why coca cola (or any other soda really) is bad for your body. You can make the decision whether it is bad enough for you to actually stop drinking it.
@flymetothemoon Well...this article is all kinds of wrong. 1) Phosphoric acid is found in tons of things, including MILK. Are you going to tell me milk is bad? 2) The liver doesn't convert sugars straight to fat. The body converts complex sugars (polysaccharides) into short and simple sugars (monosaccharides), such as glucose. Your body literally uses glucose for energy. You can't survive without. Yes, excess sugars in the liver will eventually be converted to fats. 3) Caffeine is not bad for you, and the way your writing about it is a scare tactic. Coke Classic has 38mg per 12oz, the amount of caffeine needed to feel anxiety, insomnia, rapid heart and respiration rate increase is 500+ mg. So like 13 cans of Coke. 4) Not only does your body release dopamine, dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin, and, in high doses, on norepinephrine. These some of the most common chemicals in the body. Dopamine is released for almost everything, even for feelings of love and affection. So now milk, love, coke and heroin are all on the same level? 5) This is mish-mosh mumbo jumbo. Phosphorous, which phosphoric acid is a derivative of, helps the body speed up the absorption of calcium. It literally helps your body hold onto it. 6) Almost everything has a diuretic effect on the body. Almost every food ever prepared has salt (aka sodium chloride) in it. So maybe we should just stop eating all together. The truth is pretty much everything is okay, in moderation. You aren't going to die if you have a Coke every once in awhile.
I don't drink soda because I don't like carbonation, but it looks like I'm not missing out on anything!
@BikeSnob can I just huzzah your comment?
oh wow @onesmile me too! like you said i just knew coke was bad but calcium exiting your body?? did you know in some country it was proven that coke can actually be used to remove blood stain on the streets when there are accidents... just thinking about that make me want to stop drinking coke for the rest of my life!
@BikeSnob @onesmile Well then, that was, well. Jeez man that's a lot of writing. Lolol!
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