Monday, October 26, 2009

The Low-Down on Coca-Cola

You know when people tell you to steer clear of something cause they're bad for you. Take Coke for example, they say that its bad for your bones, has high caffeine content and like any sodas it bulges the belly. But why does it have to taste good. It makes it all the more tempting to drink.
Well at long last, I found a GREAT EXCUSE to be drinking Coke,
whenever I want.
How can all the Post-Victorian ladies be wrong. Coke is a headache reliever, relieves Mental and Physical Exhaustion. So that's why after a hard-days work, when you grab a Coke to drink, all is suddenly right with the world.
You want more proof?

Coke Ad Circa 1905
It relieves Fatigue and is Indispensable
for the favorite drink for Ladies
when Thirsty, Weary and Despondent

Coke "The most Refreshing drink in the World"


Stop me before I gulp another glass full of Coke.
But the real question is

What Happens To Your Body If You Drink A Coke Right Now? 

  • 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, pissed 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.
This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two if you’re a smoker.) But, hey, have another Coke, it’ll make you feel better.

A lot has changed in our present generation compared
to these ads dating 100 years ago.
They are no longer using Sucrose like they did before to cut costs,
it's High Fructose Corn syrup which some believe to be
from genetically modified Corn.

Until 1905, the soft drink, marketed as a tonic, contained extracts of cocaine as well as the caffeine-rich kola nut.

After the turn of the century, when federal and state authorities began writing regulations to ban the sale of coca products because of their supposed contamination with the drug cocaine, Coca-Cola lawyers argued strenuously that their syrup contained only a minuscule flavor extract of the coca leaf.

Coca-Cola attorneys also were called to battle against competitors who called the product name a misrepresentation if, as argued, its principal ingredients were neither the coca leaf nor the kola nut--a source of caffeine that made the early beverage useful in healing headaches.

Hey now, don't make me feel guiltier than I already am.
I still have to combat an extreme addiction to Coke.

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