Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Just a heads up..
I found this article today about what happens to your body from drinking just one can of Coke. This should give you an idea of how truly terrible sugar is for your health...And if this is what a Coke will do to you, think about how bad a Red Bull must be with all that EXTRA caffeine and sugar. Stick to water, people! It keeps your metabolism going, your skin beautiful, and prevents those terrible calf cramps that paralyze you for 30 seconds in the middle of the night! THOSE CRAMPS SUCK!
When somebody drinks a Coke watch what happens…
■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.
WOWZA. Why do you think that when you see all those shows about the world's fattest people they all say they drink liters upon liters of soda a day? It doesn't just make you so fat that you can't leave your house, it throws your body into total chaos. Think about that next time you are falling asleep at work and go to grab a soda. Instead, have some water, take a walk, or even drink a cup of black coffee.
Posted by Haley at 10:00 AM