What actually happens to your body when you drink a coke?

I was talking to a client yesterday about his diet, and he let me know that he has 2 or 3 cokes a day, but he doesn’t have dinner because his mom wants him to get in better shape.

Whoa!!  First of all, I let him know he should never skip meals period, but especially because he plays tennis for about 3-4 hours a day, but secondly, he had no idea how much sugar he was putting in his body with Coca-Cola, Arizona Ice Tea, and Gatorade.

I came home and started researching coke a bit more, and found this great breakdown:

Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile 红太狼城堡? Because it gets you high. They removed the cocaine almost 100 years ago. Why? It was redundant.

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. (And 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 liver 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, electrolytes, and water.

> 60 minutes: As the rave inside you dies down, you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, evacuated all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating your system, or building strong bones and teeth.

On top of all of that:

The active ingredient of Coca-Cola is orthophosphoric acid. Due to its high acidity, cisterns used for the transporting of the concentrate have to be equipped with special reservoirs designed for highly corrosive materials.

Yikes 🙂

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