What Happens to Your Body Within an Hour of Drinking a Coke

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I found this article both are from the same page but I cut out the links to another article that was in the middle and the discussion that followed.

It is a topic that is discussed often in my house as I have a history of diabetes and obesity on one side of my family. On that side of the family, some of them are severely addicted to soda and to the point that it increases the severity of their health problems. We try not to buy stuff like coke or pepsi or keep it in my house. The only soda I usually buy is [SIZE=-1]Sanpellegrino Aranciata, soda water or I'll buy some others if I have company coming over to mix drinks. We may get some soda with a meal if we order out but we only get enough for that meal.

I've read a few different articles about the Soda Ban, have you noticed a major change in the US? Has there been a change in the societies "epidemic" soda consumption?
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What Happens to Your Body Within an Hour of Drinking a Coke

Do you want to be healthy? Drinking soda is bad for your health in so many ways; science can’t even state all the consequences. Here’s what happens in your body when you assault it with a Coke: Within the first 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100 percent 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 your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your livers 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.

Dr. Mercola's Comments: How many sodas have you had today? How about your kids? As of 2005, white bread was dethroned as the number one source of calories in the American diet, being replaced by soft drinks.
The average American drinks more than 60 gallons of soft drinks each year, but before you grab that next can of soda, consider this: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites. Not to mention the fact that it’s also your largest source of dangerous high-fructose modified corn syrup.
Let’s take a look at some of the other major components of a can of soda:
  • Phosphoric Acid: Which can interfere with the body's ability to use calcium, leading to osteoporosis or softening of the teeth and bones.
  • Sugar: It is a proven fact that sugar increases insulin levels, which can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, premature aging and many more negative side effects. Most sodas include over 100 percent of the RDA of sugar. Sugar is so bad for your health in so many ways, I even created an entire list outlining 100-Plus Ways in Which Sugar Can Damage Your Health
  • Aspartame: This chemical is used as a sugar substitute in diet soda. There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption including brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes, emotional disorders and epilispsy/seizures.
  • Caffeine: Caffeinated drinks cause jitters, insomnia, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood cholesterol levels, vitamin and mineral depletion, breast lumps, birth defects, and perhaps some forms of cancer.
  • Tap Water: I recommend that everyone avoid drinking tap water because it can carry any number of chemicals including chlorine, trihalomethanes, lead, cadmium, and various organic pollutants. Tap water is the main ingredient in bottled soft drinks.
Clearly, the over-consumption of sodas and sweet drinks is one of the leading causes fueling the world-wide obesity epidemic.
One independent, peer-reviewed study published in the British medical journal The Lancet demonstrated a strong link between soda consumption and childhood obesity. They found that 12-year-olds who drank soft drinks regularly were more likely to be overweight than those who didn't. In fact, for each additional daily serving of sugar-sweetened soft drink consumed during the nearly two-year study, the risk of obesity jumped by 60 percent.
Here’s another sobering fact if you’re struggling with weight issues: Just one extra can of soda per day can add as much as 15 pounds to your weight over the course of a single year!
Other statistics on the health dangers of soft drinks include:
  • One soda per day increases your risk of diabetes by 85 percent
  • Soda drinkers have higher cancer risk. While the federal limit for benzene in drinking water is 5 parts per billion (ppb), researchers have found benzene levels as high as 79 ppb in some soft drinks, and of the 100 brands tested, most had at least some detectable level of benzene present
  • Soda has been shown to cause DNA damage – courtesy of sodium benzoate, a common preservative found in many soft drinks, which has the ability to switch off vital parts of your DNA. This could eventually lead to diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver and Parkinson's
If you are still drinking soda, stopping the habit is an easy way to improve your health. Pure water is a much better choice, or if you must drink a carbonated beverage, try sparkling mineral water with a squirt of lime or lemon juice.
There is absolutely NO REASON your kids should ever drink soda. None, nada, zip, zero. No excuses. The elimination of soft drinks is one of the most crucial factors to deal with many of the health problems you or your children suffer.
If you struggle with an addiction to soda, (remember, sugar is actually more addictive than cocaine!) I strongly recommend you consider Turbo Tapping as a simple yet highly effective tool to help you stop this health-sucking habit.Turbo Tapping is a simple and clever use of the Emotional Freedom Technique, designed to resolve many aspects of an issue in a concentrated period of time.
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Phew... I was worried for a minute...

It also strips paint. :D

It's my preferred method of chewing up rust. ;) I actually have a bunch of old cast iron pans that I bought at the flea market and one I found on Ex years ago in Pet by the old German POW Camp that I've been meaning to clean up; so I can season them up. Nothing like a well seasoned cast iron pan for a breakfast fry up. :)
 

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The guy is selling his own brand of mineral water, friggin huckster. I'll sell snake oil if you want to buy it. Fake science is better than bastardized science - the guy is bending facts to startle the sheeple.

Fuck him - If I want a soda, I'll drink a soda - and if i want to drink tap water, well so be it, and if I want to bury my face in a mountain stream and drink deeply I will - in the last case, if I come down with giardia lamblia -it's my own damn fault for not filtering the water.

gdmadgg - no offense - just my .02
 

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The guy is selling his own brand of mineral water, friggin huckster. I'll sell snake oil if you want to buy it. Fake science is better than bastardized science - the guy is bending facts to startle the sheeple.

Fuck him - If I want a soda, I'll drink a soda - and if i want to drink tap water, well so be it, and if I want to bury my face in a mountain stream and drink deeply I will - in the last case, if I come down with giardia lamblia -it's my own damn fault for not filtering the water.

gdmadgg - no offense - just my .02


No offense taken. ;) I still drink soda and I buy soda but I don't buy and drink large quantities of it on a regular basis.

I think that you are educated enough to drink proper quantities of water in a day and not use soda as a substitute for part of your daily consumption of water. You would educate your children properly as well. But there is a large majority in North America that are uneducated and think that as long as they are drinking liquids it is part of their daily intake, not taking into account the caffeine which will dehydrate them. Add in a sedentary lifestyle with those high sugar doses transferred to fat deposits, it's no wonder our populations are obese.
 
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I'll consume a 12 pack of diet mountain dew in a day... and yes I can fly, bounce off walls, dodge bullets, and bend light around my person if desired.
 

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My girlfriends car wouldn't start one day. She called me that night and told me about it. We've had problems with the battery corroding to the point of the cable detaching itself from the terminal bracket. Since I have little knowledge of anythings besides "shootin' stuff real good" we decided to just pouring a can of Coke on the battery terminal that was showing some excess corrosion. I had my doubts but it couldn't hurt. Shrug.

It worked. I cringe every time I drink it now...but even a meth head knows it's not good for him. I'm still addicted to pop.
 

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My grandmother never let me drink "pop"(as we say in Da'burgh) because she always told me it would rot my teeth. I always listen to Grandma.:2c:
 

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My grandmother never let me drink "pop"(as we say in Da'burgh) because she always told me it would rot my teeth. I always listen to Grandma.:2c:

She's right.

The carbonic or phosphoric acid dissolves the calcium out of the enamel leaving a softened matrix for bacteria to enter the teeth and cause wholesale carious destruction.

http://www.dental--health.com/sodapop_teethenamel.html

Doesn't matter if it's diet or not - the carbonation is BAD for you too!

LL
 

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She's right.

The carbonic or phosphoric acid dissolves the calcium out of the enamel leaving a softened matrix for bacteria to enter the teeth and cause wholesale carious destruction.

http://www.dental--health.com/sodapop_teethenamel.html

Doesn't matter if it's diet or not - the carbonation is BAD for you too!

LL
Indeed! I've never been a huge fan of soda water, but we did have the occasional RC, Orange Nehi, or root beer growing up.

The sweeteners in diet soda waters, namely aspartame, are not what I'd consider safe after lab reports indicating it could lead to cancer and memory problems. Then there's the sodium issue. They have way too much sodium in them to be considered part of a healthy diet when consumed on a regular basis.

I'll stick with my tea addiction.
 

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Very rarely drink any type of mineral(what we call Pop) and My kids get it even less..

Diluted drinks is all they get.
 

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If you want to clean your toilet without having to scrub the bowl (the lower part, not the part under the rim), just pour in a can of Coke Classic and let it sit awhile....or so I've been told.
 
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