What happens to your body when you drink Coca Cola.
Would you struggle to live without your daily dose of Coca Cola? If so then your opinion might change after you’ve read this!
I used to drink fizzy pop all day every day and not only is it bad for your weight (yup, I pilled the pounds on thanks to fizzy drinks) it also gave me awful migraines. I gave it up and my migraines have got much better and I am not as tired – I still like a glass of fizzy pop when I’m out having a meal but I no longer drink it other thank that – try it, you’ll be surprised at the results!
A new infographic which is currently going around the internet has revealed exactly what happens when fizzy drinks enter your system and you might be amazed at the result!
The information is based on research by health writer Wade Meredith and it explains that a 330ml can of Coca Cola contains so much sugar, your body should vomit, but the phosphoric acid ‘cuts the flavor’ helping you keep down the liquid.
Ella Allred, Technical Nutritionist, told the Metro: ‘These facts on Coke, may shock you, but it is a good indication as to why we shouldn’t be drinking it. The NHS has just changed the total added sugar allowance from 10 teaspoons per day to 7.5 teaspoons per day.’
So here’s what 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.
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 centers 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. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, washed 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.
A Coca-Cola spokesperson has been forced to speak out and says: ‘People have enjoyed drinking a Coca-Cola for more than 129 years. Like all soft drinks, it is perfectly safe to drink and can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet and lifestyle. We provide a choice of colas to meet the needs of different consumers, including options that are lower sugar, sugar free and caffeine free.’