Thursday, January 17, 2008

Soda'ts what it is...

From a site called, sent to me by A. who should know something about this.

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.


Anonymous said...

What about Diet Coke ?

Rami Zurayk said...

I'll ask A.

Bedouina said...

The bubbly stuff is bad for your teeth, Diet or no. And we really don't know the long term consequences of drinking that sugar substitute.

However I just ate a piece of birthday cake and some ice cream - my poor liver. I really shouldn't have.