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I'll be the first to admit that I love Coca Cola.

But it's absolutely horrible for us. A very detailed infographic supplied by has officially proven again how bad Coke is for your body (WE KNOW). The American CDC has said that 25% of Americans drink soda on a regular basis which is a hefty reason why obesity has run rampant. Sugar is the main culprit since an average can of soda can contain 3 tablespoons of sugar and 4 tablespoons if in a 12-ounce-bottle. Coke is one of the most popular soft drinks in the United States with a massive marketing empire so there will never be a day where we won't see it somewhere. But there comes a time where you need to take a moment and see what you're putting into your body.

Let's take a look :

All it takes is ONE Coke :

First 10 Minutes : 10 teaspoon 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.
In 20 Minutes : Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your live responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There's plenty of that at this particular moment.)
In 40 Minutes : Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
In 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.
In 60 Minutes : The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine providing a further boost in metabolism. This is a 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 died 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 theCoke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like having the ability to hydrate your system of build strong bones and teeth.

Why you should care?

- Coke weakens bones and teeth.
- Increases your chance for getting diabetes.
- It slows your metabolism, especially long term.
- Aspartame in the soda leads to disease and organ irritation.
- Coke has negative affects on fertility.
- It leads to weight gain.
- Can worsen asthma or increase risk for heart disease.
- Cancer, Osteoporosis, and Kidney issues are common in people who drink soda.
- It's expensive to continually buy it.
- Diet sodas are a scam and false advertising. All soda is bad for you.
- No nutritional value.
- Raised cholesterol and specifically increased belly fat.

Do I need to say more?

Coke or soda for that matter is never a good idea. (But don't worry, I still love it.)
I only drink soda with alcohol. If you gonna do it bad, do it it reallyyyy bad lol.
I don't drink soda either! I made 5 yrs this January that I quit drinking it and I'm only 20 yrs old. It does make a difference when u stop drinking soda..your body feels and works differently, especially when the only liquid your consuming is water.
Caffeine has its beneficial properties but as @Animaniafreak says, it's overdoing it that makes it bad. I drink coke and Pepsi when I'm in a shty mood. It helps a lot. Ppl drink them to sooth migraines too
why single out coke? It's also the same with other soft drinks, the real culprit is the excessive sugar. The calcium loss due to phosphoric acid combined with caffeine is questionable, as I've seen many studies that suggested its likely due to dietary milk displacement ( I was doing a research on caffeine a while back ). Like everything else in life, don't over do it or it won't end well.
I'd just like to point out that it increases your chance of getting type 2 diabetes. Just adding a little bit of a specification here. @matildajgarrett
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