More bad press for Coke continues, as a meme making its way around the web (was first posted by The Renegade Pharmacist) has gone viral, and for good reason. It’s no secret that Coke can be very harmful to our health, especially after prolonged use. Sure, you might say that people are free to do as they please, but the truth of the matter is, a product like Coke (when there are so many better alternatives) should not even be on the market.
Sugar, primarily in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is the highest calorie source in the United States today. While its mass appeal is vastly rooted in cultures worldwide, its health impacts are substantially detrimental and are often overlooked by the majority. Multiple studies have shown this, including one conducted by UCLA which showed how sugar lowers your IQ.
Your brain lights up with sugar just as it does with cocaine and heroin. It’s not something somebody can easily walk away from. What we are seeing is the same thing as drug addiction, and these giant food corporations know this. A Dutch health official recently called it the most dangerous drug of all time.
“You end up with one of the great health epidemics of all time.” – Dr. David Kessler, former FDA commissioner
Hopefully this memes gives you something to think about, especially if you are a parent, or a person who consumes Coke on a regular basis.