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[*] Post 497063 posted on 29-7-2015 at 14:05 Reply With Quote
The first hour after your favourite fizzy drink



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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[*] Post 497073 posted on 29-7-2015 at 14:45 Reply With Quote


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.
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[*] Post 497079 posted on 30-7-2015 at 01:31 Reply With Quote


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
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