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The first hour after your favourite fizzy drink
marymary100 - 29-7-2015 at 14:05

In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You donít immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavour, 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 thereís 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 caffeineís diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that youíll 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, youíll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. Youíve also now, literally, peed 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 hydrating your system, or building strong bones and teeth.

This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two if youíre a smoker.) Want to know what happens after that? Check out what happens to your body after you drink a coke, every day for a long time.

Coke itself isnít the enemy here. Itís the dynamic combo of massive sugar doses combined with caffeine and phosphoric acid, which are found in almost all sodas. Moderation, people!






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LSemmens - 29-7-2015 at 14:45

Personally, I rarely drink the stuff! As for the caffeine hit, never happens to me that I can tell. I can have a cup of coffee and still go straight to sleep. One trip from Darwin, I thought I'd try one of those "energy" drinks which is supposed to give you a "hit" as I was driving through the night. The flavour was nothing to get excited about and it did absolutely nothing for me. I still needed to pull over for a kip after about an hour.


scholar - 30-7-2015 at 01:31

Ten teaspoons of sugar have more calories than in a can of Coke, so the article doesn't stand up to scrutiny in its details.waggyfinger


marymary100 - 30-7-2015 at 08:12

10tsp in the average fizzy drink. Coke in particular

Quote:
A 12-ounce can of regular Coke contains 39 grams of total sugar, which is about 9 1/3 teaspoons of sugar. If youíre reading the ingredients list though, you wonít see sugar clearly listed. Coke in the United States is made with high fructose corn syrup as a lower-cost sugar alternative. High fructose corn syrup is actually the second ingredient in Coke, behind carbonated water.


Proper sugar = 15 Calories a Teaspoon



hth


other drinks


Katzy - 30-7-2015 at 08:27

Can't remember the last fizzy drink I had.

Perrier, probably. :)


marymary100 - 30-7-2015 at 16:56

I see even fizzy water is bad for the teeth. Like you I generally don't buy the stuff - maybe 12 cans a year?


Katzy - 31-7-2015 at 10:05

If that. I am a sugar addict, though. Well, sweetness. I tend to use Tate & Lyle's Half Spoon and their demerara equivalent. Been using them for so long that drinks with sugar in taste weird, now.


scholar - 31-7-2015 at 19:42

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
10tsp in the average fizzy drink. Coke in particular
Quote:
A 12-ounce can of regular Coke contains 39 grams of total sugar, which is about 9 1/3 teaspoons of sugar. If youíre reading the ingredients list though, you wonít see sugar clearly listed. Coke in the United States is made with high fructose corn syrup as a lower-cost sugar alternative. High fructose corn syrup is actually the second ingredient in Coke, behind carbonated water.


Proper sugar = 15 Calories a Teaspoon



hth


other drinks

9 1/3, not 10--that has me wondering where the rest of the article might be wrong. Another source I checked rates sugar at 16 calories per teaspoon, which would mean ten teaspoons would be 160 calories, while Coke lists 140. I don't know which of the two sources, which agree that 10 tsp is wrong, has the more accurate rendering of the sugar in Coke.

I am interested.


marymary100 - 31-7-2015 at 21:11

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/sweets/5600/2


scholar - 10-12-2016 at 23:09

I was reviewing this thread and thought it was worth a bump up.;)


marymary100 - 11-12-2016 at 00:16

Why?


LSemmens - 11-12-2016 at 03:26

Because he could...........


Quaver - 11-12-2016 at 07:20

Whenever I go abroad, to a questionable hygiene restaurants, I drink coke all the time. Full sugar ones. It keeps diarrhea away ;) Even with ice in it.

Worked when I went to Indonesia, Cambodia and Indiakewl_glasses
My sister also swears by it, everyone was ill except for her when she went to Serbia and Sweden with a big group.

Didn't work for me in Egypt though:(

I don't drink coke at all when not travelling, I drink sparkling water instead.


marymary100 - 11-12-2016 at 09:14

I don't drink fizzy drinks at all except for the occasional sparkling water. I can understand though that in a foreign country whilst on holiday it might be a temporary aid to voiding tummy upsets. I wouldn't agree to the ice though.


As to "Because he could" the thread was year and a half old and nothing new had been added as far as I could see.


Quaver - 11-12-2016 at 10:08

I don't want ice either, but the message does not always get through:(


John_Little - 11-12-2016 at 14:40

How many bottles of cola drink do you think would constitute a "line"?


sceptre - 11-12-2016 at 16:47

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
As to "Because he could" the thread was year and a half old and nothing new had been added as far as I could see.


Which makes it necromancy ;)


marymary100 - 11-12-2016 at 17:25

Quote:
Originally posted by sceptre
Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
As to "Because he could" the thread was year and a half old and nothing new had been added as far as I could see.


Which makes it necromancy ;)


:D


scholar - 11-12-2016 at 23:21

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Why?

I like to drink sodas, and sometimes energy drinks, with my meals. If the article is mostly true, it really isn't good for me. I've heard sugar intake criticized in terms of contributing to weight gain and sometimes diabetes, but never with specific outlines of the effects, other than the insulin/bloodsugar rollercoaster.


LSemmens - 11-12-2016 at 23:49

Our GP used to prescribe Coke (the super kind) if you had gastro, for the added potassium in it.


Quaver - 12-12-2016 at 07:30

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
I like to drink sodas, and sometimes energy drinks, with my meals. If the article is mostly true, it really isn't good for me. I've heard sugar intake criticized in terms of contributing to weight gain and sometimes diabetes, but never with specific outlines of the effects, other than the insulin/bloodsugar rollercoaster.

I knew it was bad for me since I was about 6.
Apart from all the artificial stuff and sugar, there were already rumours that it dissolves bone.

Try switching to sparkling water. You'll soon get used to it.
I used to think burgers and pizzas need coke, but not anymore:)

BTW, I only have burgers 2, 3 times a year, same for pizza;)


Katzy - 12-12-2016 at 11:31

A tip for those who suffer from acid-reflux:

http://www.fever-tree.com/ginger-beer

Best ginger beer in the known universe. Tastes just like the stuff my ol' granddad used to make. It's effective against heartburn and acid-reflux, like nowt else. :)