Coca-Cola is the most popular soda in the world by far, but a new infographic and video may just change that…
According to Daily Mail, a new infographic reveals what your body goes through over the course of an hour from the first to the last sip of the drink. After seeing this, you may never drink coke again…
Here’s what happens when you drink Coke:
In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100 per cent of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavour 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 centres 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.
UK pharmacist Niraj Naik explained how he came up with these conclusions:
“When I worked as a community pharmacist I had some great success at helping people get off long term medication. Especially blood pressure medication, statins and diabetic medication.
Many of them [patients] would consume fizzy drinks on a daily basis. A few on several medications would consume two to three cans a day. In one case a guy was on every heart drug under the sun and taking big doses.
So I created my own system to help my patients where I would write little shopping lists for people based on their conditions. My first advice to them would be to do a simple swap, replacing fizzy drinks with water with fresh lemon or lime juice.
The drink stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain, according to the blog
In many cases just doing this would have a dramatic effect on their health. So this indicated to me that fizzy drinks and sugar were big issues relating to blood pressure and metabolic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Then I did a lot more research and discovered that there were other scientists and doctors who backed up my claims.
The BBC TV documentary called The Men Who Made Us Fat is especially good and gives all the evidence to back up my claims.
I also did a presentation all about cholesterol and statins that is one of the most viewed on YouTube on this subject and gives all the evidence for sugar being one of the main causes of heart disease, rather than saturated fat and high cholesterol which we have all been led to believe.
Its actually the bad manufactured fats in processed foods and refined sugar that you really need to worry about, not the good healthy fats you would find in eggs, free range meats and foods like avocados.”
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