Are you planning to drink Coco-Cola with your meals or snacks, or you are just in the mood for it?Read this before you proceed with your plans. The Renegade Pharmacist
, a blog run by pharmacist Niraj Naik, has illustrated a seven-step breakdown of the drink’s supposed effects. As expected, they are not good.
What Niraj says happens when you drink Coke: In The First 10 minutes:
10 teaspoons 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 after the consumption:
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) In 40 minutes after the consumption:
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.
In 45 minutes after the consumption:
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 after the consumption:
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. After 60 Minutes of the consumption:
The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) As the rave inside of you dies 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 the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.
If you care about yourself, then stop drinking it. Now!