Have you ever wondered what exactly Coca Cola does to your body? Pay attention. Is it really worth it?
Do you want to be healthy? Drinking soda is bad for your health in so many ways; science can’t even state all the consequences. Here’s what happens in your body when you assault it with a Coke:
Within the first 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar contained in a glass of Cola hits your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake. The only reason for not vomiting as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor and inhibits the action of the sugar.
Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors get blocked, thereby preventing drowsiness.
Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain – identical response to heroin.
After 1 hour, you’ll start to have a sugar crash. Phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in the gastrointestinal tract, which supercharges metabolism. Releasing of calcium through urine also rises.
After more than 1 hour, Diuretic effect of the drink enters in the game. The calcium, magnesium and zinc are removed out of the organism, which are a part of our bones, as well as sodium. At this time we have already become irritable or subdued. The whole quantity of water, contained in a coca cola, is removed by the urine.
The Coca-Cola logo is commonplace and well-established; the slanted white lettering on a red background is recognized by virtually everyone around the globe. However, a Nicaraguan graphic designer by the name of Fabio Pantoja is changing things up, and not in ways that would please the soda giant.
In an effort to visually convey the health harms that Coca-Cola unleashes on the body, he created an unexpected twist on the otherwise simple, lighthearted logo.
His shocking infographic incorporates the various body parts that the soda destroys right in with the lettering; for example, there is an eyeball dangling from either end of the “C” and a heart makes up the second “A.”
Take a look at his dark, yet truthful, demonstration of how drinking Coca-Cola is anything but healthy:
Soda is “poison”
Spot on, isn’t’ it? He gave the happy-go-lucky brand a well-deserved slap in the face by conveying that it isn’t all fun and games (oh, and how can we forget, profit). There are several serious health problems caused by drinking soda; even Pantoja, who considered himself an avid fan of the drink, now says he’s seen the light.
On Behance.net, a site where creative professionals showcase their online portfolio – as Pantoja did in this particular instance – he wrote, “More than a critic[ism] to CocaCola, it’s a critic[ism] to myself, to see if I can finally stop drinking this poison once and for all!”
How drinking soda destroys your body
Drinking soda is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease. The more you drink, the more you increase your odds of cardiovascular problems in the long-run. And diet sodas are just as harmful; everything from stroke and fatal heart attacks are linked to excessive consumption of diet sodas.
It’s been noted that, in patients with Multiple Sclerosis, when they stopped drinking diet soda, problems with their vision and even their hearing improved. The artificial sweeteners which are used in these zero- or low-calorie drinks offer no nutritional value and have been linked to everything from altering eye health to causing memory loss.
Bad for bones
Research has shown that drinking both regular soda and diet soda increases the chances of developing osteoporosis. Soda consumption has been found to diminish women’s bone mineral density, especially in their hips.
Destroys your stomach
Drinking soda can irritate your stomach to the point of creating or worsening ulcers. It can also lead to esophageal problems in which phosphoric acid rises in the stomach and produces discomfort typically known as acid reflux or heartburn. All of the wear and tear to your stomach lining and esophagus is damaging and can put you that much closer to developing related cancers.
Too much soda is known to prevent skin from maintaining its supple texture. It dries it out, clogs pores and alters skin’s natural moisturizing oils so that they don’t work properly. Rather than having soft, healthy skin, skin takes on an aged, unhealthy appearance.
Leads to obesity, diabetes
Soda – both diet and regular – are known to lead to obesity, which of course is one factor behind developing diabetes. Regular sodas are brimming with sugar, while diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners which have been shown to increase appetites, rather than keep them at bay, and lead to overeating.
Pantoja’s eye-opening design tells it like it is: Drinking soda eats at your insides, destroys your body and unleashes chaos on your organs. Avoid soda at all costs!