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Postby local mike » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:34 am

Heyo ladies and gents,

So I know most of you who drink soda are drinking the Diet varieties, which is good; no sugar!

But there's also the diuretic factor, and of course it's important to not assume that the lack of sugar is the only important thing about these drinks.

For those who are already aware of all this info, forgive me if I'm spouting old news, haha. But I found this the other day and I figured it was only right to share it!

This article is actually about regular Coke, so you can ignore the part about the sugar, but the important bit is in bold.

"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.

* 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)
* [b]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.[/b]
* 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.
* [b]>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.[/b]
* >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, [peed] 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.

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.

*FYI: The Coke itself is not the enemy, here. It’s the dynamic combo of massive sugar doses combined with caffeine and phosphoric acid. Things which are found in almost all soda."
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Postby local mike » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:36 am

Ah crap! Now see, if we could be trusted to edit our damn posts, I could fix that. *restrains self from going off on a tirade about the absurdity of this particular rule*

The part I meant to make bold is here:

* 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.
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Postby local mike » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:38 am

Oh, and of course this bit, which is vitally important:

* >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.

So I guess the point is, if you think it's perfectly okay to drink Diet Coke, it's not. It's better than regular Coke, but by no means is it perfectly okay. If you have the willpower to ween yourself from it, do it.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:38 am

omg coke zero never makes me pee!
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Postby Suminoya Buffet » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:32 am

I'm quite lucky I find fizzy drinks repulsive...

...except Passiona :twisted:
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Postby MissE » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:03 am

hahaha reading that made me want a coke, same way the quit smoking ads make me go 'oh a cigarette! great idea!'
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Postby lng86 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:16 am

MissE wrote:hahaha reading that made me want a coke, same way the quit smoking ads make me go 'oh a cigarette! great idea!'


I completely thought the same thing!!!

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Postby Tummygirl » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:17 am

I dont drink diet drinks at all..if i feel that much that i want soft drinks then i will alocate cals in my diet to have it with a meal. Coke is a HUGE fav of mine i could sit and drink it all day. Those days are slowly going and now i think about what im drinking.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:45 pm

I'm lucky I don't like fizzies either (just soda water fizzy for me). And I haven't been able to drink cocke since developing migraines - just the idea makes me want to have a panadol!! But i'm the same on artificial sweeteners. I just don't have diet stuff. the artificial sweeteners give me the heebie jeebies. If I want sweet, I have a little sugar, just not that often. Mind you if I was a big fizzy drinker it might be a different story :wink:

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