There are approximately 10 teaspoons of added sugar in a single can of cola. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommend consuming no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily, meaning drinking just one serving of cola a day could take us well above these guidelines.
The intense sweetness of Coca-Cola as a result of its high sugar content should make us vomit as soon as it enters the body. However, the phosphoric acid in the beverage dulls the sweetness, enabling us to keep the drink down.
Within 20 minutes: Insulin will shoot up because of excessive sugar. Liver has act by converting this sugar into fat, and trust me there’s a lot of fat.
After 40 minutes: Now your body has absorbed all the caffeine, pupils start to dilate, blood pressure rises up, as a result more sugar is dumped into your bloodstream by liver. Drowsiness is prevented beacuse adenosine receptors in your brain are momentarily blocked.
45 minutes: Pleasure centers of your brain are activated because of the increased production of dopamine, which in many ways work like drugs.
After 45 minutes: Now the phosphoric acid begins to bind the calcium, zinc and magnesium in your intestines, which will be followed by urinary excretion of calcium.
60 minutes: Peeing feeling will overwhelm you because caffeine is diuretic. And with your pee will go all the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc which was needed by your body for strong bones and teeth. Along with it also goes sodium, water and electrolytes.
After 60 minutes: You will start feeling tired,your body fatigued. This condition is called reactive hypoglycemia which is caused after consuming large amount of sugar. So coke has taken away all your energy, nutrients along with water.
“Coke is not just high in high fructose corn syrup, but it is also packed with refined salts and caffeine,”
“Regular consumption of these ingredients in the high quantities you find in Coke and other processed foods and drinks, can lead to higher blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.”
“However a small amount now and then won’t do any major harm to our body.”