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Coca Cola effects on the body

We are sure that you have read all about what coca cola can do to metal or what happens when it is boiled.However, you might not know what actually happens inside your body once the beverage is in your system.

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A pharmacist named Niraj Naik runs a blog, the Renegade Pharmacist detailing what exactly happens when you drink Coke. Naik illustrates in seven steps what exactly goes inside your body when fuelled by coke.

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As soon as you take a sip of the carbonated beverage, the first 10 minutes will feel like you have just consumed 10 teaspoons of sugar. This is the full amount of the recommended sugar intake in a day.

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Coca Cola Life Ingredients

As soon as you take a sip of the carbonated beverage, the first 10 minutes will feel like you have just consumed 10 teaspoons of sugar. This is the full amount of the recommended sugar intake in a day.

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Coca Cola Life Ingredients

After 20 minutes have passed, glucose in your blood will spike. The sugar in your body is so intense your liver will convert any sugar into fat. Needless to say, you will be on a sugar high.

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Caffeine present in coke will be completely absorbed by the body in 40 minutes. Blood pressure will rise. Adenosine receptors will block out any drowsiness you may feel and you are completely alert.

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Coca Cola Life Ingredients

Within 45 minutes, dopamine production levels are up, creating pleasures for you. This effect on you is the same as if you had just consumed drugs.

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Coca Cola Life Ingredients

Within 45 minutes, dopamine production levels are up, creating pleasures for you. This effect on you is the same as if you had just consumed drugs.

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Coca Cola Life Ingredients

After more than an hour, there will be multiple reactions inside your system. Body metabolism is intense with the phosphoric acid found in Coke attaching to minerals such as zinc, magnesium and calcium.

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Because of this, calcium levels in the body for example are depleted excreted via urine. Coca cola acts as a diuretic making you go to the toilet more often. You will lose via urine calcium, zinc, magnesium as well as water, electrolytes and sodium.

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Coca Cola Life Ingredients

Once the reactions of the sugar rush have worn off, you will feel the opposite side effects. Irritability and sluggishness are common.

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Coca Cola Life Ingredients

And, all of these are felt when consuming 330ml of the classic/regular coke. Imagine what will happen if you guzzle more than a can of this fizzy beverage!

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Coca Cola Life Ingredients

And, all of these are felt when consuming 330ml of the classic/regular coke. Imagine what will happen if you guzzle more than a can of this fizzy beverage!

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Coca Cola Life Ingredients

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