We all know that soda isn’t exactly the healthiest drinks and it contains a lot of chemicals and sugars that are bad for our bodies.
But recent studies are showing that soda may be a lot worse than we thought. The Renegade Pharmacist, a blog run by former UK pharmacist Niraj Naik, shows an infographic that demonstrates the reaction your body has for an hour after consuming a can of Coca Cola, from the first sip, right through to 60 minutes after finishing.
In the first 10 minutes your body takes in 10 teaspoons of sugar (100% of your recommended daily intake) and with each 10 minutes that pass, your blood pressure and blood sugar rise, you become drowsy, and your pupils dilate. By the end of the 60 minutes you’ve increased the urinary excretion of calcium, it makes you have to pee, you have a sugar crash, and you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
Drinking a can of soda may also make you more irritable or sluggish. Since the Coke makes you have to use the bathroom, you’ve then urinated the water that was in the Coke and it leads you to become dehydrated.
Ella Allred, Technical Nutritionist at NutriCentre.com told FEMAIL that drinking a lot of soda can lead to serious diseases. “Such a high surge of sugar causes your pancreas to over work to produce insulin, increasing your chances of developing Diabetes Type 2 and causing you to lay down fat around the middle, which increases your chances of developing heart disease.”
FEMAIL explains that the caffeine hit from the coke silences certain receptors in the brain which causes you to feel alert and awake. The sugar and caffeine also stimulate the same pleasure centers in our brain that drugs like cocaine and heroin do and leaves you craving more, which further worsens the effect on your body. While Coca Cola says they provide multiple types of sodas that are lower sugar, sugar-free and caffeine-free, taking soda completely out of your diet seems like a seriously good idea.