Thursday, August 5, 2010

What happens to your body when you drink Coke?

Watch what happens when you drink a can of Coke…

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 liver 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.

After 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.

After 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.

After 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, excreted 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 being able to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth leaving you more susceptible to the diseases that plague Western Countries - Osteoporosis, Heart Disease, Dental Problems, Fatigue, etc.
From Nutritional Research Center


  1. Hello (soon-to-be) Dr. Steve,

    My hubby and I sat down last night and read your posts. I just wanted to tell you we enjoy reading your wellness posts. They are informative and quite refreshing. I will definitely think twice before drinking soda again. (I have enough fat and don't need my liver making more!) Anyway, just wanted to let you know that we are enjoying your blog. Good work and good luck with your career. Wish you were closer to us, I could use a good chiropractor. Oh, and on a side note, do you know what a chiropractic neurologist is?

  2. Jodi, it's good to have you AND your husband along for the ride. (Hopefully you've hit the 'subscribe' button so you'll know when I've posted new content.)

    I fully recognize that most of the readership interested in health and wellness is the maternal/nurturer figure in the family - bless you women and mothers, you do so much for your families despite their efforts.

    I whole-heartedly welcome all women and hope to provide information that men will be interested in as well. I've got some great things planned that will encourage each of us to stretch and expand our understanding of human health. Once again, it's good to have you.