Water v. Coke

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Water Vs Coke.

This is really an eye opener…. Water or Coke? We all know that
water is important but I’ve never seen it written down like this before.

WATER

  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is
    often mistaken for hunger.
  3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as
    3%.
  4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for
    almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
  5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day
    could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
    trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
  8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon
    cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50%less likely to develop bladder cancer.

COKE

  1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two
    gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
  2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone
    in two days.
  3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl
    and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid cleans out the stains. Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
  4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with
    a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
  5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of
    Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
  6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to
    the rusted bolt for several minutes.
  7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking
    pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
  8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of
    greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

And Now, For Your Info .Yikes!!!!

  1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8.
    It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
  2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck
    must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.
  3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines
    of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is………… would you like a glass of water or a
coke?

An un-sourced forward, so take from it what you will, but it is interesting nonetheless. Especially considering the Lululemon Athletica Manifesto:

Coke, Pepsi and all other pops will be known as the cigarettes of the future. Colas are NOT a substitute for water. Colas are just another cheap drug made to look great by advertising.

34 Replies to “Water v. Coke”

  1. I actually sent this to Leah some time ago…as far as I’ve read in other publications, the majority of this information is true ans can be verified. The most frightening thing is one item on the list that doesn’t get NEARLY enough press…the phosphoric acid/osteoporosis link. I’ve read up on this topic and holy shit, it’s frightening. (any female coke-drinkers should really take a minute to look into this)
    I am so very, very glad that I’ve never been a pop drinker. (don’t like carbonated drinks – don’t know why, just never have.)

  2. I actually sent this to Leah some time ago…as far as I’ve read in other publications, the majority of this information is true ans can be verified. The most frightening thing is one item on the list that doesn’t get NEARLY enough press…the phosphoric acid/osteoporosis link. I’ve read up on this topic and holy shit, it’s frightening. (any female coke-drinkers should really take a minute to look into this)
    I am so very, very glad that I’ve never been a pop drinker. (don’t like carbonated drinks – don’t know why, just never have.)

  3. Most(all?) of that stuff about Coke are just urban legends. Obviously, drinking Coke is not exactly healthy, but you are not exactly drinking diluted cleaning solution either.
    Any liquid with acid and sugar will have some dissolving power, but Coke is not going to be able to dissolve a steak in 2 days (if at all). I bet that a glass of orange juice with it’s higher acid concentration will dissolve a steak faster.
    What’s the most dangerous to your health in regards to Coke is the sugar and caffeine content, and the fact that the more you drink, the more dehydrated you get.

  4. Most(all?) of that stuff about Coke are just urban legends. Obviously, drinking Coke is not exactly healthy, but you are not exactly drinking diluted cleaning solution either.
    Any liquid with acid and sugar will have some dissolving power, but Coke is not going to be able to dissolve a steak in 2 days (if at all). I bet that a glass of orange juice with it’s higher acid concentration will dissolve a steak faster.
    What’s the most dangerous to your health in regards to Coke is the sugar and caffeine content, and the fact that the more you drink, the more dehydrated you get.

  5. not exactly true…if you wanted to check, try the tests for yourself. When in elementary school, we dissolved a tooth in coke. It’s not just a high concentration of acid, but the type of acid that’s responsible, as far as I’m aware. ie: what I think you’re saying is that acid is acid is acid- if at the same concentration, citric acid (orange juice) would have the same destructive qualities as a similar concentration of, say, muratic acid or hydrochloric acid, which I don’t believe is the case at all. The acid in question, phosphoric acid, isn’t a benign substance to the body whatsoever. (whereas citric acid is beneficial to the body as vitamin C.) Phosphoric acid interferes with the body’s ability to absorb and use calcium, particularly in women – hence the osteoporosis link.
    I’m guessing that you are a cola drinker?

  6. not exactly true…if you wanted to check, try the tests for yourself. When in elementary school, we dissolved a tooth in coke. It’s not just a high concentration of acid, but the type of acid that’s responsible, as far as I’m aware. ie: what I think you’re saying is that acid is acid is acid- if at the same concentration, citric acid (orange juice) would have the same destructive qualities as a similar concentration of, say, muratic acid or hydrochloric acid, which I don’t believe is the case at all. The acid in question, phosphoric acid, isn’t a benign substance to the body whatsoever. (whereas citric acid is beneficial to the body as vitamin C.) Phosphoric acid interferes with the body’s ability to absorb and use calcium, particularly in women – hence the osteoporosis link.
    I’m guessing that you are a cola drinker?

  7. another thing not mentioned is that pop is a good source of simple carbs, which aren’t good for your body if you’re trying to lose weight.

    source amnesia on this, but i think i read somewhere once that you can cut a good 5lbs off your body if you’ve been drinking about a can of pop a day for a while and cut pop out of your diet. i’ve been into intense cardio for a while now, and the few times i do drink pop i can actually feel my body not performing as well.

    and another thing: what’s with people drinking coffee while they work out? guh.

  8. another thing not mentioned is that pop is a good source of simple carbs, which aren’t good for your body if you’re trying to lose weight.

    source amnesia on this, but i think i read somewhere once that you can cut a good 5lbs off your body if you’ve been drinking about a can of pop a day for a while and cut pop out of your diet. i’ve been into intense cardio for a while now, and the few times i do drink pop i can actually feel my body not performing as well.

    and another thing: what’s with people drinking coffee while they work out? guh.

  9. I’ve always wondered about those Coke “facts.” I’ve heard them and others like them bandied about for ages, but have never, eg. stuck a nail in a glass of Coke to find out. I suppose it’s time for a real-world experiment. However, will it stop me from drinking the occasional can of the stuff? Probably not.

  10. I’ve always wondered about those Coke “facts.” I’ve heard them and others like them bandied about for ages, but have never, eg. stuck a nail in a glass of Coke to find out. I suppose it’s time for a real-world experiment. However, will it stop me from drinking the occasional can of the stuff? Probably not.

  11. I drink Coke, but not a lot anymore, maybe one every 3 days. I can’t drink the same thing every day, I’ll get sick of it.

    As far as teeth are concerned, the much higher concentration of citric acid in OJ versus the concentration of phosphoric acid in Coke makes both erode teeth just about the same. I remember seeing a piece on the Discovery Channel about that (and they warned you not to brush your teeth after drinking orange juice).

    For better or for worse, here are some references off the web:
    http://www.drhendry.ca/InfoAndLinks/Erosion/Erosion.html
    http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.asp

    As for the phosphoric acid and osteoporosis link, that’s certainly valid. But I have no idea how much Coke you’ll need to drink to have a noticeable effect.

    On a side note, what about aspartame/nutrisweet in Diet Coke? That’s supposed to even worse.

  12. I drink Coke, but not a lot anymore, maybe one every 3 days. I can’t drink the same thing every day, I’ll get sick of it.

    As far as teeth are concerned, the much higher concentration of citric acid in OJ versus the concentration of phosphoric acid in Coke makes both erode teeth just about the same. I remember seeing a piece on the Discovery Channel about that (and they warned you not to brush your teeth after drinking orange juice).

    For better or for worse, here are some references off the web:
    http://www.drhendry.ca/InfoAndLinks/Erosion/Erosion.html
    http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.asp

    As for the phosphoric acid and osteoporosis link, that’s certainly valid. But I have no idea how much Coke you’ll need to drink to have a noticeable effect.

    On a side note, what about aspartame/nutrisweet in Diet Coke? That’s supposed to even worse.

  13. Some of this stuff about Coke is not entirely true. But the Snopes data is not accurate either. I stuck one of my kids teeth in a glass of Coke and it was amazing how quickly the tooth began to rot away.

  14. Some of this stuff about Coke is not entirely true. But the Snopes data is not accurate either. I stuck one of my kids teeth in a glass of Coke and it was amazing how quickly the tooth began to rot away.

  15. I have been a coke drinker all my life. I am 70 years old. A recent bone density revealed that my bone density is 30% higher than the average 30 year old, and 66% higher than those of my own age. I don’t think I will ever give up my Coca-Cola. I think this bone density thing is primarily genetic. Of course, if one is prone to osteoporosis or other bone ailments, it would make good sense, based on this recent information, to reduce or discontinue drinking this cola. As for me, well, Coke will always be “The Real Thing”!

  16. I have been a coke drinker all my life. I am 70 years old. A recent bone density revealed that my bone density is 30% higher than the average 30 year old, and 66% higher than those of my own age. I don’t think I will ever give up my Coca-Cola. I think this bone density thing is primarily genetic. Of course, if one is prone to osteoporosis or other bone ailments, it would make good sense, based on this recent information, to reduce or discontinue drinking this cola. As for me, well, Coke will always be “The Real Thing”!

  17. I have been a coke drinker all my life. I am 70 years old. A recent bone density revealed that my bone density is 30% higher than the average 30 year old, and 66% higher than those of my own age. I don’t think I will ever give up my Coca-Cola. I think this bone density thing is primarily genetic. Of course, if one is prone to osteoporosis or other bone ailments, it would make good sense, based on this recent information, to reduce or discontinue drinking this cola. As for me, well, Coke will always be “The Real Thing”!

  18. I have been a coke drinker all my life. I am 70 years old. A recent bone density revealed that my bone density is 30% higher than the average 30 year old, and 66% higher than those of my own age. I don’t think I will ever give up my Coca-Cola. I think this bone density thing is primarily genetic. Of course, if one is prone to osteoporosis or other bone ailments, it would make good sense, based on this recent information, to reduce or discontinue drinking this cola. As for me, well, Coke will always be “The Real Thing”!

  19. I have been a coke drinker all my life. I am 70 years old. A recent bone density revealed that my bone density is 30% higher than the average 30 year old, and 66% higher than those of my own age. I don’t think I will ever give up my Coca-Cola. I think this bone density thing is primarily genetic. Of course, if one is prone to osteoporosis or other bone ailments, it would make good sense, based on this recent information, to reduce or discontinue drinking this cola. As for me, well, Coke will always be “The Real Thing”!

  20. I have been a coke drinker all my life. I am 70 years old. A recent bone density revealed that my bone density is 30% higher than the average 30 year old, and 66% higher than those of my own age. I don’t think I will ever give up my Coca-Cola. I think this bone density thing is primarily genetic. Of course, if one is prone to osteoporosis or other bone ailments, it would make good sense, based on this recent information, to reduce or discontinue drinking this cola. As for me, well, Coke will always be “The Real Thing”!

  21. why hello finally sumone posts sumthin about coca cola i love coca cola i am 63 and im not married i think that these statements are as highly false same as im going to get married. that is how false these statements are !!!
    goodbye. children dont listen to this nonscense okay?

  22. why hello finally sumone posts sumthin about coca cola i love coca cola i am 63 and im not married i think that these statements are as highly false same as im going to get married. that is how false these statements are !!!
    goodbye. children dont listen to this nonscense okay?

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