Sugar-sweetened soft drink Cola harms the body in 60 minutes

Sugar-sweetened soft drink Cola harms the body in 60 minutes / Health News
Coke, especially if it is consumed too often harms the human body in different ways. Pharmacist Niraj Naik has published a graphic in his blog on "The Renegade Pharmacist", which shows exactly what happens in the first 60 minutes after eating the coke. He himself says, "Only very few people know to that extent what Cola does to our bodies."

With more and more people developing overweight disorders such as heart disease or diabetes, Niraj Naik wondered what actually makes people overweight. According to his reports, he said that many "common diseases of the West, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes are closely linked to the consumption of a certain substance that is found in many processed foods and beverages - in the form of highly concentrated fructose. Syrup (also known as corn syrup). This is contained in almost all processed foods such as ready meals, fast foods, sweets and in particularly high concentrations in carbonated soft drinks. The consumption of soft drinks is therefore highly critical from a health perspective.

Cola damages our body. Image: Oleksiy Mark - fotolia

What processes are in the organism for a can of coke?
What exactly happens in our body after the consumption of a can of cola, explains Niraj Naik in his current contribution, where he expressly points out that the consequences shown to be expected in most other carbonated soft drinks. If someone drinks a can of coke, according to the statement of the pharmacist, the following processes occur in his body:

The first 10 minutes
In the first ten minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar enter the organism, which is 100 percent of the recommended daily dose. Normally, most people would have to throw up at such exaggerated sweetness, but this is avoided by the contained phosphoric acid, because this suppresses the sweet taste, Naik reports.

20 minutes later
After 20 minutes, the blood sugar peak is reached, resulting in a massive release of insulin. The liver reacts to this by converting any available sugar into fat.

After 40 minutes
Forty minutes after eating the cola, the caffeine intake is complete, the pupils dilate, the blood pressure rises and the liver now replies with the increased release of sugar into the bloodstream. Blocking the adenosine receptors in the brain prevented fatigue.

After 45 minutes
After 45 minutes, dopamine production increases significantly, stimulating the reward center in the brain. This is considered to be related to various addictions, as these are also caused by the stimulation of the reward center by the addictive substances.

After a maximum of 60 minutes
It takes up to 60 minutes for the phosphoric acid to take full effect and bind calcium, magnesium and zinc in the lower intestinal sections. In addition, this triggers a further boost in metabolism, with the high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners leading to an increased excretion of calcium through the urine. The diuretic effect of caffeine is according to Naik at least 60 minutes after the cola consumption. You need to pee urgently and the bound calcium, magnesium and zinc, which is actually needed for bone formation, and sodium, electrolytes and water are excreted.

Declining effect
About one hour after consuming the can of cola, the effect of sugar and caffeine begins to dwindle. This is followed by a crash of the sugar level. Those affected can become irritable and / or lethargic. All the water that was taken with the cola, they have already excreted again, while the organism lost many valuable nutrients that would have been necessary, for example, to build up the bone and tooth substance.

Observe health risks when consuming soft drinks
In cola, according to Naik, in addition to the sugar also contain other ingredients such as refined salts and caffeine, the regular consumption in high amounts, among others, could lead to hypertension and heart disease. Consumers need to be aware of the health risks of ingesting a combination of sugar, carbonated water and additives such as salt and phosphorus, such as those in cola and other soft drinks, according to Niraj Naik. This is also the appeal in the current video of a US consumer organization, which should draw attention to the danger of coke & soft drinks. (Fp)