Sunday, January 20, 2008

60 minutes after drinking soda

Soda is not considered a health drink as it can make individuals more prone to diseases like obesity, diabetes, cancer and DNA damage.

Each can of soda contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 30 to 55 milligrams of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites. It is also the largest source of dangerous high-fructose modified corn syrup.

The following shows what happens in the body after drinking a can of soda:

Within the first 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar hit the system. This is 100 percent of the recommended daily sugar intake. The only reason the overwhelming sweetness does not result in vomiting is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.

After 20 minutes, the blood sugar spikes, and the liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat. This can later lead to high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, premature aging and many more negative side effects.

Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; the pupils dilate, the blood pressure rises, and the liver releases more sugar into the bloodstream.

After 45 minutes, dopamine production increases. This stimulates the brain's pleasure centers, similar to what happens following heroin use.

After 60 minutes, sugar crash begins.

In the long run the phosphoric acid in soda interferes with the body's ability to use calcium, leading to osteoporosis or softening of the teeth and bones. It can also neutralize the hydrochloric acid in the stomach and cause indigestion.


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