Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Here's What Happens After Drinking a Coke

A good friend of mine sent me something about drinking sodas. I knew they were not very healthy but this is scary:

The average American drinks more than 60 gallons of soft drinks each year, but before you grab that next can coke consider this:

Within the first 10 minutes, 10 or more teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100% of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don't vomit as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.

Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and you liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive abmounts of sugar into fat.

Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.

Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain - a physically identical response to that of heroin, by the way.

After 60 minutes, you'll start to have a sugar crash.

How many sodas have you had today? How about your kids? Try drinking more water, good pure water. You will feel better and not crash like with soft drinks.

1 comment:

Mr.Keith said...

Mike, I fully agree with your blog posting that Coke is bad for you and damages the body. That is why I drink Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, and 7-UP!