What Do Fizzy Drinks Do To Your Body?

Apart from the damage to your teeth, what do fizzy drinks do to your body?

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 (this happens with diet coke too, evidence shows that it makes you hungrier!)

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 brain in the same addictive way that heroin does!

What else can it do?

  • In America the police carry 2 litres of cola to remove blood from the road after an accident
  • You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of cola and it will be gone within 3 days.
  • To clean a toilet bowl; pour a can of cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in cola removes stains from vitreous china.
  • To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers; rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in cola.
  • The corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
  • To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
  • To remove grease from cloths: Empty a can of cola into a load of greasy cloths, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. It will also clean road haze from your windscreen.

Our advice

Don’t drink any carbonated (fizzy) drinks, but on the odd occasion it’s impossible to resist only drink them with a meal to neutralise the acid!

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