Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Timeline Damage that drinking coke does to your body.

New research by Niraj Naik, ( a former community pharmacist has revealed the damaging effects of drinking just one can of coke can do to your body. 

The effects were detailed over a period of 60 minutes, with the first sugar spike at around 20 mins. Mr Naik said he had "great success at helping people get off long-term medication for problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes by advising them to replace fizzy drinks with water with fresh lemon or lime juice. In many cases just doing this would have a dramatic effect on their health."

Nutritionists regularly advise against consumption of fizzy drinks due to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart trouble. The sugar contained in one can of coke is more than the 7.5 teaspoons per day maximum intake recommended by the NHS. 

Coca-Cola however recommends on their website to have it as "part of a healthy balanced diet, with regular exercise."
Below are the detailed consequences from drinking one can of coke.  

The First 10 mins
10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system (more than your recommended daily intake). You don't immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavour allowing you to keep it down.

20 Mins
Your blood sugar spikes, causing insulin bursts. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat.

40 Mins
The 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 Mins
Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centres of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works.

60 Mins
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.
The Caffeine's diuretic properties come into play, making you want to go to the toilet. It is now assured that you'll flush away the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was heading to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
As the energy rush dies down you'll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and sluggish. Your body has now purged the water that was in coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things such as a hydrating your system or building strong bones and teeth.