Have you ever wondered what exactly Coca Cola is?
After 10 minutes: The sugar contained in a glass of Cola can cause a
devastating “strike” on the body. The cause being the phosphoric acid
which inhibits the action of sugar.
After 20 minutes: A leap in insulin levels in bloodstream occurs.
After 40 minutes: Ingestion of caffeine is finally completed. The
eye’s pupils are expanding. Blood pressure rises because the liver
disposes more sugar into the bloodstream. The adenosine receptors
become blocked thereby preventing drowsiness.
After 45 minutes: The body raises production of the dopamine hormone,
which stimulates the brain pleasure center. Similar to the reaction
After 1 hour: Phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in the
gastrointestinal tract, which supercharges metabolism. The release of
calcium through urine takes place.
After more than 1 hour: Diuretic effects of the drink enters in “the
game”. The calcium, magnesium and zinc are removed out of the body,
which are a part of our bones, as well as sodium. At this time we can
become irritable or subdued. The whole quantity of water, contained in
a coca cola, is removed through urination.
When having a cold bottle of Coke and enjoying its undeniable
freshness are we aware of what chemical “cocktail” we are putting into
our bodies? The active ingredient in Coca-Cola is orthophosphoric
acid. Due to its high acidity, cisterns used for transporting the
chemical have to be equipped with special reservoirs designed for
highly corrosive materials.
Let’s have a look at “the anatomy” of one of the most advertised
products of “Coca-Cola Co.” – Coca-Cola Light without caffeine. This
drink contains Aqua Carbonated, E150D, E952, E951, E338, E330, Aromas,
Aqua Carbonated – this is sparkling water. It stirs gastric secretion,
increases the acidity of the gastric juice and provokes flatulency.
Filtered tap water is what is primarily used.
E150D – this is food coloring obtained through the processing of sugar
at specified temperatures, with or without addition of chemical
reagents. In the case of coca-cola, ammonium sulfate is added.
E952 – Sodium Cyclamate is a sugar substitute. Cyclamate is a
synthetic chemical, has a sweet taste, which is 200 times sweeter than
sugar, and is used as an artificial sweetener. In 1969 it was banned
by FDA, since it, as well as saccharin and aspartame, caused cancer in
E950 – Acesulfame Potassium. 200 times sweeter than sugar, containing
methyl-ether. It aggravates the operation of the cardiovascular
system. Likewise, it contains asparaginic acid which can also cause an
excitant effect on our nervous system and in time it can lead to
addiction. Acesulfame is badly dissolved and is not recommended for
use by children and pregnant women.
E951 – Aspartame. A sugar substitute for diabetics and is chemically
unstable at elevated temperatures it breaks down into methanol and
phenylalanine. Methanol is very dangerous as only 5-10ml can cause
destruction of the optic nerve and irreversible blindness. In warm
soft drinks, aspartame transforms into formaldehyde which is a very
strong carcinogen. Symptoms of aspartame poisoning include:
unconsciousness, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, palpitation,
weight gain, irritability, anxiety, memory loss, blurry vision,
fainting, joint pains, depression, infertility, hearing loss and more.
Aspartame can also provoke the following diseases: brain tumors, MS
(Multiple Sclerosis), epilepsy, Graves’ disease, chronic fatigue,
Alzheimer’s, diabetes, mental deficiency and tuberculosis. Later, this
substance was initially illegal due to its dangers but was again made
legal in a suspicious manner.
E338 – Orthophosphoric Acid. This can cause irritation of the skin and
eyes. It is used for production of phosphoric acid salts of ammonia,
sodium, calcium, aluminum and also in organic synthesis for the
production of charcoal and film tapes. It is also used in the
production of refractory materials, ceramics, glass, fertilizers,
synthetic detergents, medicine, metalworking, as well as in the
textile and oil industries. It is known that orthophosphoric acid
interferes with the absorption of calcium and iron into the body which
can cause weakening of bones and osteoporosis. Other side effects are
thirst and skin rashes.
E330 – Citric Acid. It is widely used in pharmaceutical and food
industries. Salts of citric acid (citrates) are used in the food
industry as acids, preservatives, stabilizers, and in the medical
fields – for preserving blood.
Aromas – unknown aromatic additives
E211 – Sodium Benzoate. It is used in production of some food products
for anti-bacterial and anti-fungal purposes. It is often found in
jams, fruit juices and fruit yogurts. It’s not recommended for use by
asthmatics and people who are sensitive to aspirin. A study conducted
by Peter Piper at the Sheffield University in Britain, found that this
compound causes significant damage to DNA. According to Peter, sodium
benzoate which is an active component in preservatives, doesn’t
destroy DNA, but deactivates it. This can lead to cirrhosis and
degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease.
So, if you can’t imagine a life without coca-cola, take advantage of
the following recommendations:
– Many distributors of coca-cola in U.S use this drink for cleaning
their truck engines.
– Many police officers in U.S have bottles of coca-cola in their cars
and when a car accident happens, they wash the blood off of the road
– Coca-Cola is a great tool for removing rusty stains on chrome
surfaces of cars. To remove corrosion from a car battery, pour Coke on
it and the corrosion will disappear.
– To unscrew a rusty screw, dip a cloth in Coca-Cola and wrap around
the screw for several minutes.
– To clean stains from clothes – pour Coca-Cola on the dirty clothing,
add washing detergent and run the washing machine as usual. You will
be surprised at the results.
– In India, some farmers use Coca-Cola instead of pesticides for pest
extermination because it’s cheaper and the effect is very similar.
Coca-Cola is undeniably a very useful product. The key is to use it
for purposes that do not include drinking! Here is a video about