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Adios Coca Cola!!!

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13 June 2010, Comments: 7

Its not secret that we are in the middle of a health crisis with Obesity as the number one leading cause of preventable death! The key culprit is diet. Old favorites, such as coke which has 10tsp of sugar per can, are being scrutinized for their nutritional content and health hazards. Mexico is setting the stage for a food revolution by removing coke from schools and taking a step towards preventing early onset diabetes.

What I found shocking is how our bodies respond to coke. As you quench your thirst the body and brain scramble to release various hormones in hope to regain balance : As the rave
inside of you dies, you’ll 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 having the ability
to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.
YIKES! I will pass on this party.

I came across this awesome article on Coke and wanted to share. Read on and let me know your thoughts…

Also, how are you all doing with the zoleo challenge? Post to comments…

 

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Article by Megan Bedard

Nearly 300,000 schools in Mexico will say
buh-bye to Coke
 in their corridors by 2013.

The move comes in response to a call for the removal
of junk food in schools
 across Mexico. Some of Mexico’s population
of 107 million are genetically predisposed to develop diabetes, an
disease that is compounded by obesity.

In the new healthy foods kick, even traditional Mexican fried foods
are on the way out of Mexican schools, so it’s no surprise that Coke,
which packs 10 teaspoons of sugar per can, is getting the boot. The
dessert-in-a-can is essentially fuel for an obesity epidemic.

What exactly does a can of Coke do to your bod? In short, the
caffeine, sugar, and phosphate combo is an assault on your organs.

According
to HealthBolt
, here’s what Coke’s first hour in your body is like:

▪ In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit
your system. (100 percent 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 cells 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.

>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 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, electrolytes and water.

>60 minutes: As the rave
inside of you dies, you’ll 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 having the ability
to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

Nutritionize!

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7 responses on “Adios Coca Cola!!!

  1. Bravo! It’s messaging like this that will help stop our biggest killer: obesity.

  2. Ritu says:

    That’s right… and more importantly its getting this kind of stuff regulated!

  3. T H E O says:

    Great article guys!
    What a way to get the word out!

  4. T H E O says:

    Great article guys!
    What a way to get the word out!

  5. Amy says:

    Good information to get out! I’ve also heard that coke is used to clean toilets. In my opinion if something is strong enough to eat away at a dirty toilet, it doesn’t belong in my stomach!

  6. ritu says:

    haha… thats correct Amy! It doesn’t belong in my stomach either.rit

  7. ritu says:

    haha… thats correct Amy! It doesn’t belong in my stomach either.rit

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