Coca-Cola infographic : Here's what a can of coke REALLY does to your body
Coca-Cola infographic : Here's what a can of coke REALLY does to your body

Coke Infographic : Here’s what a can of coke REALLY does to your body “Report”

Coke infographic – In 20 minutes a can of coke can make you fat, see what happens in 60 minutes.

According to The Renegade Pharmacist, a blog run by former pharmacist Niraj, it takes just 10 minutes for 10 teaspoons of sugar – 100% of your daily recommended intake – to hit your internal system after drinking a 330ml can of coke.

Normally, that amount of sugar would cause you to vomit – but Niraj says that the acid in the Coke cuts the flavour.

On his blog, Niraj comments: “Something that I noticed when working as a pharmacist was why people would still gain weight even though they were following a strict low fat diet recommended to them by their doctor.

“This made me question whether it is really the ‘fat’ that causes us to gain unhealthy weight.

“I actually discovered that a trigger factor for many widespread diseases of the west such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes could be closely linked to the consumption of one particular substance found in many processed foods and drinks – fructose, in the form of high fructose corn syrup.

“Fructose is the form of high fructose corn syrup is found in pretty much all processed foods such as ready meals, fast foods, sweets and fizzy drinks and most people are totally unaware of its danger.

“Glucose is the type of sugar our body loves. It gets metabolized by every cell in our body and is very easy to burn with very few toxic by-products. It also tells the brain to stop eating when you are full.

“Fructose, on the other hand, is another type of sugar and is found in sucrose which breaks down to glucose and fructose.

“Fructose is actually only metabolized by the liver and it’s very similar to ethanol (the alcohol in drinks). When you consume it, it’s actually like ethanol but without the high. It confuses the liver and ends up making lots of bad fats in the process. It also doesn’t signal your brain that you are full. This is why people can drink massive cups of fizzy drinks which are high in fructose and still eat huge meals containing refined foods that are also full of fructose.

“Many fruits also contain fructose, but nature has provided the antidote, as these fruits are also packed with fibre which prevents your body from absorbing too much of it.”

Niraj suggests swapping fizzy drinks for plain water or water with lemon. He also recommends green tea as an alternative, because it contains “alpha wave stimulating theanine that also double serves as an antitode to the harmful effects of caffeine.”

And if you’re a slave to sugar in your tea or coffee, Niraj recommends your switch your one lump or two to a natural alternative like stevia.

Coca-Cola infographic : Here's what a can of coke REALLY does to your body
Coca-Cola infographic : Here’s what a can of coke REALLY does to your body

What really happens when you drink a can of Coke
The Renegade Pharmacists outlines the seven steps your body goes through:

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 flavour 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 and 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 centres 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, passed 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.


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    1. Thank you!!!!> It’s about time people became aware of sugar the poison it truly is!!!

    2. WOW, I guess i will have to drink Pepsi, since Coke is so bad.

    3. So what happens to your body with a can of Diet Coke?

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