Thanks to the many studies conducted in recent years, it has been confirmed something which many feared and know already: Coke seriously affect on our body.
In recent years in the world are carried out various campaigns for leading a healthy life, which urge people to totally throw a Coke out of their diet. However, the number of people who daily consume this soda is still huge. It is estimated that worldwide, between 1.5 and 1.6 billion people drink at least one glass of cola a day-That is a huge number.
First, let’s take a short look on Origins and history
They are different stories about why John, his nickname was ‘Doc’ made this drink, and here is one of them. The date of the creation of Coca-Cola is considered 8. 05. 1886, when the pharmacist John Pemberton tried to make a medicine for a headache. John mixed, as the main ingredients, extracts from two plants, South American Coke and African Kola nut. It was initially sold as a patent medicine for five cents. Soon, the drug has become extremely popular due to the effects of cocaine and caffeine which is contained.
No wonder, because the three glasses of Coca-Cola had cocaine identical to a single dose of today’s drug consumption. Patients feel stronger and more energetic and headache has disappeared.
After Pemberton’s death, a man named Asa Candler, in 1891 became the sole owner of Coca-Cola. It was when Candler took over that one of the most innovative marketing techniques was invented. He hired traveling salesmen to pass out coupons for a free Coke. His goal was for people to try the drink and buy it later on. In addition to the coupons, Candler also decided to spread the word of Coca-Cola by plastering logos on calendars, posters, notebooks etc. to reach customers on a large stage. It was one step in making Coca-Cola a national brand, rather than just a regional brand.
In the early 20th century (1903) century Coca-Cola had to remove cocaine from the constituents, but they reinforce the presence of caffeine, which is also stimulator, but not prohibited. Coca-Cola contains 19.6 mg of caffeine in 200 ml of liquid (one glass). Since then, Coca-Cola has a similar recipe that is still kept secret, but according to modern trends are changing sweeteners.
Coca-Cola is full of ingredients that damage our health and that can cause short-term or even long-term health problems. It is enough to know that one can or bottle of coke contains 10 tablespoons of sugar and other chemical constituent which can damage various important organs in the body.
In short we will present a short list of ingredients in “Coca-Cola” and their effects on the body:
Phenylalanine – increases hormone of satisfaction and affects the secretion of serotonin (good mood hormone)
Sodium cyclamate, E952 – This is an artificial sweetener that is banned in 1969 because it forms carcinogenic substance in the body
Phosphoric acid, E338 – this acid binds magnesium and calcium, and thus reduces the density of the bone and creates salts that are not absorbed. In addition, this acid causes the appearance and the formation of scale and kidney disease.
Acesulfame, K E950 – This is a kind of artificial sweetener, also suspected to be carcinogenic, but is not enough-tested to be known for sure.
Caffeine – Affects rapid heartbeat.
Aspartame, E951 – Type of sweetener that the FDA classified as “non-hazardous” However, it is “only” harmful to the brain and suspected of causing cancer in the same.
Sodium citrate – Taste regulator, but in fact it represents an anesthetic and an anticoagulant.
Sodium benzoate, E211 – this is the type of preservative, which may react with vitamin C and in that the reaction leads to the formation of benzene, which are carcinogenic properties known to us. This ingredient in children affects the reduction of intelligence.
Alternative use of cola
Coca-Cola is a beverage that many use to clean the engine of a car and it cleans oil stains from the garage floor. In many countries, police use Coke to clean the path of possible blood spilled after accidents or murder and also can help with removing blood stains from clothing and fabric. Coke is also used for removing rust stains on chrome-plated surfaces and to remove corrosion from the battery and other objects made of iron. In India, farmers use a Coke instead of pesticides to their crops, because it is inexpensive and effective product. To many people, Coke helped to unplugging pipes and drains. List is long,
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