Monday, February 11, 2008

Coke or h2o

No notes from this morning's radio show - the wife's van has a transmission problem and I needed to be home to help with the kids.

Anyway, got this information from a friend of mine. He is a doctor of chiropractic care so I think he knows what he is talking about.

Here's what happens in your body when you drink a Coke:

Within 10 minutes: 10+ teaspoons hits your system (which is 100% of your body's recommended daily intake)

Within 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes and your liver turns most of the sugar into fat

Within 40 minutes: The caffeine has completely been absorbed into your body; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises and your liver dumps more sugar into your blood stream.

Around 45 minutes: Your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure center of your brain (which is identical to your body's response to heroine)

After 60 minutes: You have a sugar crash

So, how many sodas (or pop for my Northern friends) have you had today? The average American drinks more than 60 gallons of soft drinks per year. Just something to think about.

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