Wednesday, May 07, 2008

what happens 2 ur body when u drink koka ???

Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It’s because it gets you high. They took the cocaine out almost a hundred years ago. You know 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.
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.

1 comment:

Maya M said...

Oh no!
In the 1960s, similar statements were spread semi-officially in my country (just in not so technical language). It was claimed, by the way, that "drugging" with Coke was the reason why US soldiers were doing so many atrocities in Vietnam.
Most of the atrocities were of course invented and so were the alleged (patho)physiological effects of Coke. The population, however, couldn't know these effects first-hand because Coke wasn't available in the country.
Reading the post, I wonder how I am still alive after drinking so much Coke. And how good that I haven't higher income, because if I had, I would drink even more Coke. Which reminds me of a song from the 1990s:
"...We are standing in queues and counting our pennies,
Because they aren't sufficient anymore even to buy a book,
From which to learn that sometimes people
Die from overeating, and how harmful for the heart are
Both meat and coffee, and even vegetables..."
The joke aside, I don't think there is much caffeine in Coke. It fails to keep me awake when I need it. Give me good old coffee or black tea in such cases.
It is true, however, that it contains too much sugar. My favourite drink on a trip is Coke diluted with an equal quantity of water.