Friday, May 15, 2009

Your Bodies Reaction to Drinking a Soda

Do you know why you feel all "giddy" after drinking a Soda...a Coke for example? It is because your body literally gets "high." Here is how Coke, despite the lack of cocaine (an original ingredient), effects your body in a way that causes dependency and addiction:

First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (THAT IS A LOT BY THE WAY) You don’t immediately vomit from the excessive sugar ONLY because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.

10 more minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver then turns any sugar it can get its hands on into fat.

2o more 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.

5 minutes later Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. Heroin works this way too.

In under an hour:

  • 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
  • The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play and you will inevitably have to use the bathroom losing water, and unfortunately the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium and other electrolytes. Therefore the Coke isn't just dehydrating you, its taking away vital nutrients from your body that are needed for cell and bone repair and strength, energy, and much more.
  • As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish.

This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. What then? Have another Coke? (see the point?)

Words on foodstuff labels that mean SUGAR:
  • Saccharose,
  • Sucanat,
  • Sugar,
  • Granulated Sugar,
  • Refined Sugar,
  • Brown Sugar,
  • Cane Juice,
  • Evaporated Cane Juice,
  • Evaporated Cane Sugar,
  • Cane Sugar,
  • Raw Cane Sugar,
  • Demerera,
  • Muscovado,
  • Turbinado,
  • Cane syrup,
  • Beet syrup,
  • Baker's Sugar,
  • Bar Sugar,
  • Barbados Sugar,
  • Berry Sugar,
  • Chinese Rock Sugar ,
  • Confectioners Sugar,
  • Gemsugar,
  • Polincillo,
  • Rock sugar,
  • Wasanbon
  • AND MORE...


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