After 20 minutes
There is an increase in insulin levels in the bloodstream.
The liver turns all sugar into fat.
After 40 minutes
The ingestion of caffeine has already been completed. The pupils dilate. Blood pressure rises as the liver releases more sugar into the bloodstream. Adenosine receptors are blocked, thus preventing drowsiness.
After 45 minutes
The body increases the production of dopamine, a hormone that stimulates the brain's pleasure center and has the same working principle as heroin.
After 1 hour
Phosphoric acid binds with calcium, magnesium, and zinc in the gastrointestinal tract, thus supercharging the metabolism. Increases the elimination of calcium through the urine.
After more than 1 hour
The diuretic effect of the drink is felt. The body removes calcium, magnesium and zinc, components of the bones, as well as sodium. At this time the person feels irritable or weak. In this context, True Activist wonders if consumers are aware of the 'cocktail' they are ingesting when they drink a bottle of Coca-Cola and enjoy its undeniable cooling effect.
The active ingredient in Coca-Cola is orthophosphoric acid. Due to its high acidity, the tanks in which the concentrate is transported have to be resistant to highly corrosive materials. In general, the composition of one of the most promoted products of the company
Coca-Cola, the caffeine-free Diet Coke, leaves much to be desired.
This drink contains carbonated water, E150d, E952, E950, E951, E338, E330, E211 and flavorings.
Carbonated water is sparkling water. It causes gastric secretion, increases the acidity of the gastric juice and causes flatulence. Furthermore, mineral water is not used, but conventional filtered water.
E150d: it is a food coloring obtained by processing sugar at certain temperatures, with or without the addition of chemical reagents. In the case of Coca-Cola, ammonium sulfate is added.
E952: is sodium cyclamate, a substitute for sugar. Cyclamate is a synthetic chemical that tastes 200 times sweeter than sugar and is used as an artificial sweetener. In 1969 it was banned by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), since this substance, like saccharin and aspartame, caused cancer in the urinary bladder of rats. In 1975, it was also banned in Japan, South Korea and Singapore. In 1979 the WHO (World Health Organization) again allowed the use of cyclamates.
E950: it is acesulfame potassium, a compound 200 times sweeter than sugar that contains methyl ether and aggravates the functioning of the cardiovascular system. It also contains aspartic acid, a substance that can also excite the nervous system and can be addictive over time. Acesulfame dissolves poorly and is not recommended for use by children or pregnant women.
E951: It is aspartame, used as a substitute for sugar in products for diabetics. It is chemically unstable, since at elevated temperatures it decomposes into methanol and phenylalanine. Methanol is very dangerous: 5-10 milliliters are enough to destroy the optic nerve and cause irreversible blindness. When soft drinks are heated, aspartame turns into formaldehyde, a potent carcinogen.
E338: it is orthophosphoric acid. May cause skin and eye irritation. It is used for the production of phosphoric acid salts of ammonia, sodium, calcium, aluminum and also in organic synthesis for the production of charcoal and film tapes, refractory materials, ceramics, glass, fertilizers, synthetic detergents, and in the medical, metallurgical, textile and petroleum industries.
E330: citric acid. It is very widespread in nature and is used in the pharmaceutical and food industries. Citric acid salts (citrates) are used in the food industry and in medicine to preserve blood.
E211: it is sodium benzoate, used as an antiseptic and antifungal agent in food products such as fruit jams, juices and yogurts. It is not recommended for use by asthmatics and people who are sensitive to aspirin. A study by Peter Piper of the British University of Sheffield revealed that this compound causes significant damage by deactivating DNA. This can lead to cirrhosis and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.
Aromas are unknown aromatic additives.
Diet Coke is even worse, as the aspartame, which replaces the sugar in this soda, turns the drink into a pure neurotoxic poison. And now ... do you fancy a Coke ?.