There are so many addiction ranging from internet addiction to coke addiction. Before you grab a can/bottle of coke, here are some facts you cannot ignore-
Within the first 10 minutes, 10
teaspoons of sugar hit your system.
This is 100 percent of your
recommended daily intake, and the
only reason you don’t vomit as a
result of the overwhelming
sweetness is because phosphoric
acid cuts the flavor.
Within 20 minutes, your blood
sugar spikes, and your liver responds
to the resulting insulin burst by
turning massive amounts of sugar
Within 40 minutes, caffeine
absorption is complete; your pupils
dilate, your blood pressure rises, and
your liver dumps more sugar into
Around 45 minutes, your body
increases dopamine production,
which stimulates the pleasure centers
of your brain – a physically identical
response to that of heroin, by the way.
After 60 minutes, you’ll start to have
a sugar crash.
Soda drinkers have higher cancer risk.
Soda/Soft drinks has been shown to cause DNA
damage – courtesy of sodium
benzoate, a common preservative
found in many soft drinks, which has
the ability to switch off vital parts of
your DNA. This could eventually lead
to diseases such as cirrhosis of the
liver and Parkinson’s disease.
Here’s another sobering fact if you’re
struggling with weight issues: Just one
extra can of soda per day can add as
much as 15 pounds to your weight
over the course of a single year!
I overheard someone say that a bottle of coke reduces your immunity by 30% since your body is trying to deal with the sugar you dumped into it. Am not saying you shouldn’t take soft drinks but it should be done in moderation and it shouldn’t be an everyday affair.
If you are still drinking soda, stopping
the habit is an easy way to improve
your health. Pure water is a much
better choice, or if you must drink a
carbonated beverage, try sparkling
mineral water with a squirt of lime or lemon juice.