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.