What happens to your body if you drink a Coke (or any soda) right now?

November 9, 2007

by Wade Meredith/www.healthbolt.net

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.
· 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.


7 Responses to “What happens to your body if you drink a Coke (or any soda) right now?”

  1. I’m forwarding this to my Mountain Dew/Pepsi/Coke addicted boyfriend. Thanks for the intervention!

  2. Ah, that explains the old six-pack, pre-Classic habit! Thanks for helping me swear off of the stuff (for today, anyway ;-). Back to my cup of coffee….

  3. Sue Says:

    I’d love somebody to send this to our high school with a coke machine in the hall and more coke in the school store.

    What happened to milk and juice?

    Oh! that’s right…full of BGH and high fructose corn syrup.

  4. Jeannie Says:

    This stopped my sister (Coke addict) from drinking Coke!

  5. Drew Says:

    What a massive exaggeration. Funny, actually.

    “This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.” That made me laugh. Yes, those chemicals change on a regular basis, and since heroin changes them too you can call any change in those chemicals “the same way heroin works,” it doesn’t mean it has anything to do with any of the negatives of heroin. If those chemicals never changed you wouldn’t have a personality, you would just be a zombie.

    Yes, sugar gives you energy–it also turns into fat if you don’t use it all. This really isn’t really a problem unless you consume massive amounts of soda and are a lazy piece of shit. What kind of retards drink regular soda anyway, Coke Zero tastes almost exactly the same and has no calories. Really, most people can tell no difference at all, I just happen to be well enough acquainted with Coca Cola to notice minute differences.

    Caffeine is a diuretic, big whoop, so is water. Again, unless you have unbelievably massive amounts of soda on a regular basis, the flushing of a negligible percentage of your nutrients will have essentially no effect on your health whatsoever.

    As far as your sugar and caffeine “rush” and “crash,” that is just a joke. I don’t think anyone really notices a rush or a crash from one can of soda. Actually, I wouldn’t from 2 liters.

    Everything will have negative consequences if you consume too much of it. Drink 5 gallons of water in a day and you will become over-hydrated and die. Eat 10 pounds of asparagus and your piss will turn into gasoline. The same goes for soda. Ignoring caloric intake, go ahead and drink a liter a day for the rest of your life and there won’t be any sort of noticeable health or mental effects except for, on occasion, being mildly more alert. And the caloric intake really only matters for those pathetic people with sedentary lifestyles that need to get off their ass and shed a few pounds.

  6. Kate Says:


  7. carolzinha Says:

    I have low blood sugar and after I read this, I won’t be drinking soda any longer. I don’t drink much, but sometimes I HAVE to have it. I wish they would teach this in schools so I’m not the only parent telling the story! Thanks for the info!

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