Coca-Cola and Other Soft Drinks Should NOT Belong in the Body
Coca-Cola is one of the most popular brands around the world today. It’s no doubt that you know what I’m talking about when I say Coke or Coca-Cola.
Back in 1885, Colonel John Pemberton had developed this tonic as a substitute for his addiction to morphine and opiate. It’s no doubt that some of us are addicted to this substance now.
But did you know that Coca-Cola is not meant to belong in the body?
Those rumours about using Coke as a household cleaner is true. It is very acidic, as it contains both carbonic acid and phosphoric acid, which gives it its bubbles and sour taste. In the body, both acids cause bones to become brittle, and as a result, osteoporosis when older.
You might be wondering how does Coke cause the bones to lose calcium? Well, the carbonation from the soft drink irritates the stomach, and the stomach recovers by the only way it knows how – drawing calcium from the bloodstream. Now, since the blood is low in calcium, it replenishes its supply of calcium from the bones. Sounds dangerous, doesn’t it?
There’s an even scarier fact: that it can cause esophageal cancer from constant acid reflux, due to the gas in the drinks. The stomach acid damages tissue of the esophagus (tube connected from mouth to stomach), increases cell mutation, and decreases the number of free radicals in the body.
There are more reasons why you should quit soft drinks entirely:
- Its high calorie content can offset your diet
- Due to caffeine being a diuretic, it limits hydration
- One can contains a whooping 10 teaspoons of sugar. In diet sodas, aspartame is more harmful to the body, as it has been linked to almost a hundred different health problems, including seizures, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, diabetes, and emotional disorders.
- It contains High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) which should be avoided as much as possible – this is bad sugar
- There is no nutritional content in Coke and other soft drinks
How do you quit drinking Coke and other soft drinks?
After you have identified why it’s not a good choice, remove it from your home. Be sure you’re always having enough sleep, so you don’t need a pick-me-up in the middle of the day. Have a water bottle with you at all times, filled with your favourite substitute beverage. Water is the best choice, but to limit sugar, you can also try infused water – this can range from citrus fruits to berries to watermelon or mint! The choice is yours!
What are some other practical uses of Coke? Here are 20 ways:
- Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
- Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. Also loosens rusty bolts
- Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric.
- Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
- Kills slugs and snails; the acids kills them.
- Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
- Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
- Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
- Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
- Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.
- Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
- Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container…takes a while but it does work.
- Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
- Removes stains from vitreous china.
- Have a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.
- You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
- Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.
- Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
- Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
- Strips paint off metal furniture. Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.
For more information about what Coke does to the body, please visit: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/22/what-happens-to-our-body-after-drinking-coca-cola/