The effect of Coca Cola on your body

I like to drink a Coke every day and recently stopped for a week with no effect of coca cola avoidance at all. You may have heard that if you drink one can of Coke everyday and you take that out of your diet then you will lose one pound of fat per week which works out to 50 pounds of fat lost in a year. Healthbolt had the following info about the effect of coca cola and what happens to you when you drink a can of coke.

Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It’s because it gets you high. They took the cocaine out almost a hundred years ago. You know why? It was redundant.

Effect of Coca Cola on your body

The effect of Coca Cola on your bodyIn 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: First effect of coca cola on your body. 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. (Theres plenty of that at this particular moment)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dialate, 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.

Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This effect of coca cola is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

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.

The effect of coca cola caffeine 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, pissed 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 even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

The effect of Coca Cola After the rush

This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two if you’re a smoker.) But, hey, have another Coke, it’ll make you feel better.

Yuck, this is not a nice message on what happens to your body as the can of coke goes through it but it is interesting. Now that we know the effect of coca cola maybe we should see the effect of chocolate next.

The effect of Coca Cola on your body

Comments

  1. Bo says

    I’ve been hooked on this stuff for way too long now. I got so close to stopping one time, until my friend told me he was hooked on energy drinks, having 2 or 3 a day. I don’t know why but for some reason I figured “Hey, that stuff is way worse than coke… I don’t need to quit, just stay away from energy drinks. Now, I’m back to 2-3 cans a day. Gah..

  2. Rudi Affolter says

    I used to drink a minimum of 2 litres a day – sometimes 4. Then I saw Michael Moore’s programme on TV on the Coca Cola Company and what it does to the workers in the rich and poor world’s, and its effects on the environment, particularly in the poor countries eg turning their drinking water into effluent streams of waste products. That was enough. I gave up on the spot and have been Coke & Persi free for over 3 years now. Watch the DVD. Guaranteed to make you give up and campaign against them. Thank you Mike.

    • fitness guy says

      I have never seen that video actually but it sounds interesting. I quit drinking coke just because I knew that the blood sugar snapping up and down as well as all the chemicals in the stuff just was not good if I wanted to be healthy. Like you I used to drink a lot of it and am so glad that I gave it up.

      Thanks for the movie recommendation!

  3. Brian says

    Well, I myself drink a decent amount of coke a day (one to two cans a day) but before I used to drink far more than that. I have never felt any of these “side effects.” When I drink coke, I don’t really get the “caffeine rush” ,I just get the satisfying taste of coke. I don’t really have to use the restroom just like that either. I feel as if normal and the same amount of energy when I don’t drink coke, no boost in energy at all. The way you make this sound is like it is poison…you make it sound like it is a terrible drink. I mean, I understand if you drink like 10 cans a day, and sit on the couch doing nothing isn’t good, but just having a can of coke here and there isn’t bad or detrimental to your health. I recommend Coke rather than any other product out there.

  4. Juan says

    I really enjoy to play soccer every saturday, but this saturday morning was really bad for me. Just run a few minutes then I couldn’t breath. I can not find any explanation of this . The only different thing I found was I drink a lot of soda (coke) the night before almost 1 and a half liter of coke. That morning saturday was a high humidity and the sun hit was intense (TX 8:00 am), but really no different than the last saturday. I decided not to drink any coke the night before the game. I am really curious if that quantity of coke. Has any relation with my poor condition. I had have to leave the field and catch some air to continue get stand.

  5. Lynn Yancovitch says

    After years of pain, gas, bloating since a child, I discovered what I believed and still believe to be a little miracle, one can of Classic Coke in the morning to compensate for an under/hypo thyroid problem.
    I help a lot of people who are less fortunate than myself in a day and expend a tremendous amount of positive energy. I get a lot of bang for my buck, physically and emotionally from that one high octane can of coke in the morning. I weigh 120 pd and am vegetarian. I use no other sweeteners, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol in my diet. I understand the side effects, however, like any chemical, much depends upon what other ingredients it is working with in the body and degree of activity. As I post this, it is my intention to please God, let me keep my addiction to the single can of coke and not give in to that second one in the afternoon, but rather allow my natural metabolism to take back control of the rest of the day on it’s own, as I have found grapefruit juice works very well, until dinner. Best Wishes, to all my fellow addicts!

  6. Lynn Yancovitch says

    After suffering years of gas, bloating and stomach pain, I discovered one or two cans of Classic Coke per day as a compensation for some undiagnosed or self diagnosed, hypo thyroid condition? I am really not happy with myself when I recently gave in to a second can of coke in the afternoon. I weigh 120 pounds, am vegetarian and ingest no other sweets, chemicals, caffeine or tobacco. I hope and pray to just stay with the one can in the morning as this has help me more, mentally, emotionally and physically and I know of no substitute that will do the same for me. But I am painfully aware, that I must take full responsibility for finding the resources to manage the rest of the day without that second can of coke.
    Hopefully this posting will be like a little honor promise with God! Best Wishes all my fellow addicts!

  7. heths says

    Help me I am addicted to royal crown draft cola I drink 4 340 ml bottles every 2 to 4 weeks. I may not be able to drink the coke down like you americans cos I’m too classy and good looking to get fat but darn this coke is just too expensive I can only but it when its on sale.

  8. John says

    I must say I drink about 5 cans of coke a day for years I love it. Nothing in this article happens to me I am not fat maybe cause my body is so used to coca cola idk but I love it.

  9. José Guevara says

    I know Coke isn’t good for you, but this article makes it sound like some type of poison. I drink coke a few times a week especially in place of alcohol. I don’t see any severe consequences from drinking a Coke once in a while. If you sit on the couch everyday and eat pizza and don’t exercise than yeah, but a coke every once in a while? Big deal!

    • Phil C says

      It is pure poison, go to a nutritionist and ask what one can of coke does to you. I am addicted to Coke, and trying to get off it completely. Down to 3 cans a day now, next week 2 cans, and then 1, and then none. Caffeine can be replaced with coffee, liquid can be replaced with water. I have already lost 7 pounds in 5 days by drinking diet coke instead of 2 litres of full fat one.

      • sue says

        I am stunned that you should go from drinking coca cola to diet coke! Diet coke contains Aspartame which is the most researched chemical in the world and is in over 6,000 products we eat/drink. It is a poisonous chemical which breaks down to methanol and then breaks down to, well something worse. Corrupt giant drink companies have used their wealth to get this chemical past all the various health government powers that be. My 35 year old daughter has been addicted to diet coke for 10-15 years and not a pretty site. Her joints are going, her liver is had it, her mental instability deteriates (sp) on a steady downhill slide and she just looks a hmess. Over, bloated, no self esteem or pride, totally irrational and cannot even raise her son with love, care and affection. She never used to be like this. See her when she has run out of money and no diet coke in her life, totally irrational, angry and someone you don’t want to be around. So you may be losing but your body long term is the big loser, hence your life time on this planet. Google ‘diet coke poisons’ and see if you like what you read. Coca Cola is not much better, except is has sugar, and lots of it verser diet coke with Aspartame…..poison!! Drink water and you will be so much healthier. Hope this helps.

      • Rudi Affolter says

        Phil as Sue says Diet Coke is even worse for your health than regular Coke! If you need help giving up Coke then watch Michael Moore’s anti-Coke documentary. Only the most selfish of people will continue with it afterwards. As I said earlier, I was addicted to Coke/Pepsi for many years. Seeing what it does to people in the poor countries, to their environment, their water supply was a real eye-opener. Read Amnesty International’s report on Coca-Cola in Guatamala. Believe me, that will put you off. Coke & Pepsi actually INCREASE your thirst and cravings because of the drugs and poisons in them. Drink water, preferably tap water, to cure your thirst. And improve your health. After several years free of them, the very smell makes me want to throw up.

  10. Belinda says

    I’ve been drinking Coke (the regular stuff) for the past 10 years or so. Average 1-2 600mL bottles a day. It started out when I was a professional dancer, doing long days of rehearsals with not much time to eat, so whenever I would feel light-headed I would have a sip of Coke. Apart from that, I lead healthy lifestyle: loads of exercise, low-fat diet, non-smoker, social drinker, etc. Fast forward 10 years and I have been told by my dentist that I have acid wear and am losing the enamel on my teeth due to my habit. Not only that, but my doctor has just told me I have a fatty liver and high blood sugar, so I need to make dietary changes now. Despite all of this, I’m still having trouble giving it up, as I feel like hell when I do, and it is the only thing I really enjoy. All this time, I have been under the impression that it wasn’t doing any harm, as I wasn’t over. My doctor’s advice? “Learn to like the taste of water.” Probably good advice for anyone…

  11. Patrick says

    The statement of coke taking.cocaine out because it’s redundant is an outright lie. Coke was forced to take the cocaine out when the government made cocaine illegal due to coke becoming a monopoly in a short amount of time with it due to cocaine’s addictive effect on the body. They put cocaine in coke not for a rush or even to get you high, it was due to the fact cocaine numbed the mouth when mixed within the drink. It could be used to ease the pain of toothache, etc. Do your research before making a statement that’s an outright lie. The article simply states the obvious of anything that contains a lot of sugar but soda in moderation is actually good. Some sodas such as Sprite help soothe sore throat. This can all be found out by digging in medical websites or even asking your local doctor. The statement of Coke taking out cocaine because of redundancy is an outright lie, the article is good in pointing out the obvious but lacks any actual credibility due to the fact a false statement is made within the first few sentences.

    • tdizzle says

      To the genius on the rant about the author being wrong about cocaine in this article: you are too stupid to read. The author said that as a joke, but since you missed it, let me break it down real simple for you. The point made was that coke cola (with sarcasm) is just as addictive without the cocaine. It was supposed to be a funny, not a literal fact. The fact that you probably still wont get it it disturbing….common sense is not so common I guess.

  12. tyler says

    i have been drinking coke for my whole life 9 (my grandma put it in my baby bottle) and ive been trying to stop every other day but i dosent effect me as much as other people im not chuby of fat i plan to not or stay drinking coke based on all of these facts im not sure about it

  13. Evette says

    I used to drink 4 – 5 cans a day for like forever. I loved coke. I quit “cold turkey” a little over year.. I had headaches for three to four days before my addition was over. I tried sipping a coke just to see how it taste, and let me tell you, it tasted awful… it tasted like metal. Can’t believed I drank that crap for so long. I just drink water now and I do not miss coke at all.. Lots of my family and friend can’t belive I do not drink coke… I was such a coke head… lol they use to tease me by saying that I should just attach an IV to the cans…. lol

    I wish everyone would quit dring coke…. .we are destroying our bodies with this stuff….. .Drink water!!

    • dee says

      i find it very hard to stop my coke habit i never been a water drinker trying to drink more juices

      how you do it? and why did u do it

    • Annie says

      Congrats! I, too, am addicted….at least 6 small bottles every day. Did you lose ? If so, how much? How long did it take to lose it?

    • laurent says

      good story:) one question how much did you lose? and how long did it take you to lose a good amount of like 4 to 7 pounds? or u really never lost much ?
      thanks

  14. kris says

    I’ve been researching the effects of Coca Cola on your body for quite some time now. I have been drinking 2 liters everyday for the last 3 years without failure (sometimes even more). I’ve noticed some serious effects, chest pains, stomach pains and it’s had a bad effect on my teeth.

    I plan on giving it up, I know before I started drinking it in excessive volumes how great I felt.

  15. 1Bodhisattva says

    We know this info is pretty much true but it’s too bad that articles like this don’t come with references. I do research for a living and anything that doesn’t come with references that you can review for yourself is unusable.

  16. Josephina Tawhai says

    i drink coke every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, but because my dad drinks it too, i’ve had it since i was a baby. i am highly addicted to coca cola in which if i tried to cut off the coke all together, i start to crave and go haywire but really it’s all in my head, coke is restricting me from loosing , and no matter how much my family try to help me I’m always somehow letting them down.

    • Jane says

      Josephina, you are not letting anyone down but yourself, and not because you are not losing or whatever it is you are trying to accomplish, but because you don’t like yourself. I can see from what you write that you are a sensitive, loving, caring, wonderful person. Shazam. The world needs more people like you.
      Listen to me. I’m old enough to be your Mom. My oldest son? He had a little on him. I didn’t mind, I always tried to tell him how he is perfect. His Father? A complete jerk. He humiliated my son, even trying to get the pediatrician to tell my son that he was over . It took years to undo what my son did to himself. I knew he would grow out of it. It took a long time, almost twenty five years, but he is skinny as a rail. Why? It is like I always told him, “Baby, it is mostly in your head, as soon as you let your head let go of all of this? You will lose .”. It happened too. He had to get far away from his relationship with his Father though. I am sad about that part.
      I don’t believe in diets. I never have. I think people should start by walking. After three days, you want to shoot yourself in the foot, but eventually, you come to love the time outside. It will change your life. Just, head up, smile on your face, shoulders back, eyes to the hills, and walk. Then you will have the quiet space to figure out what you are trying to fill in your life. You will grow, change, and lose .
      Do stop drinking soda though, not for the thing, that’s silly. Do it because nothing should ever have control over your body but YOU.

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