What Happens to Your Body When You Drink a Can of Coke?

By Wade Meredith from Blisstree.com

Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? Because it gets you high.

They removed the cocaine almost 100 years ago. Why? Because it was redundant.

So What Happens to Your Body When You Drink a Can of Coke?

In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavour, allowing you to keep it down.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (And there’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate; your blood pressure rises; as a response, your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centres of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

> 60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

> 60 minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium, and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water.

> 60 minutes: As the rave inside you dies down, you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating your system, or building strong bones and teeth. This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two if you’re a smoker.)

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  • Tom

    Bloomberg’s Business Week reported several weeks ago that Coca Cola is working hard to get the quantities of Coke drunk in the developing countries up to par with the West!
    Got to get those well people a little bit sicker so we can sell them more drugs 🙁

    • Name (required)

      i have low blood pressure so maybe this would help me

    • colleen

      awesome! When Karma happens,,,,it’s not
      going to be pretty~just saying!

    • Gerd

      Diet Coke is VERY dangerous !! Aspartame can give you a lot of problems : Depression , obesity , brain tumor ++++ And if you take vitamine C – they make bensene in your body – that can also make cancer………..

  • Edwyn (required)

    Its strange,the coca cola bottle is shaped like a coka bean,and its called coca cola,and there is no coka in it?
    Why have they removed a beneficiant medicine like coka and instead loaded it with sugar,who we all know is bad and addictive?
    Hello? Is there really anybody in there?

    • khalid

      yes nice point u mention

      • jeremie

        Coca was short for Cocaine silly.

    • Charlie

      It had cocaine in it until 1903…

  • Kris

    There is cocaine in coke …. they may not use the active ingredient but CC has the only legal agreement in the US to import tonnes of the stuff direct from SA and use in the making of CC … now is anyone wondering what happens to the ACTIVE ingredient after they finish using the leaves for … taste ??????? well my guess would be they sell it and it’s all legal : ) not a bad business if you are a giant multi national hey ???

    • Cliff Griggs

      It isn’t sugar, except in the Mexican product. It is corn sugar, which is even worse.

    • Redd

      nice lie thete Kris can you tell another fib

      • Me-ow

        Nope telling the truth. Check out this wikipedia article excerpt about the flavoring ingredient:

        After 1904, instead of using fresh leaves, Coca-Cola started using “spent” leaves – the leftovers of the cocaine-extraction process with trace levels of cocaine.[29] Coca-Cola now uses a cocaine-free coca leaf extract prepared at a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey.

        In the United States, the Stepan Company is the only manufacturing plant authorized by the Federal Government to import and process the coca plant,[30] which it obtains mainly from Peru and, to a lesser extent, Bolivia. Besides producing the coca flavoring agent for Coca-Cola, the Stepan Company extracts cocaine from the coca leaves, which it sells to Mallinckrodt, a St. Louis, Missouri pharmaceutical manufacturer that is the only company in the United States licensed to purify cocaine for medicinal use.[31]

    • cargumdeu

      nice one….they published a document purporting to be the recipe for coke on yahoo news not long ago. interesting ingredient was ‘coca extract’ and i dont think you can make it plainer than that….met a bloke old deadhead down in quito some time ago claimed he had something to do with the writing of ‘steal this book’ and also claimed to have laid eyes on the bolivia-atlanta trade, claimed there was narco-war being waged between drug cartels and the minions of the coca-cola company….

    • Marc

      There is not cocaine in coke anymore. are you serious? im all about conspiracy, but some people are just too much!

  • kathy Shopa

    Anyone have any monetary figures on what Coca-Cola makes in profits a year? Must astronomical!

    • khalid

      what make a difference of there earning .. if we single people stop buying it make a huge difference

  • Amber

    …and the carbon dioxide loaded in the body – from the soda – carbon dioxide is literally a pollutant released from the body through breathing. So typically folks under stress might reach for a quick burst – and exacerbate the central nervous system further by the rush of chemicals and now the cardiovascular system with its heavier load of exhaling, and inhaling fresh oxygenated air. It takes something like 12 glasses of water to flush the system…i could be incorrect on that number….but – oh and its very, very gassy. Bloating sucks!

  • jay

    They no longer use the cola leaves. At all

  • Minny

    So, nothing else has this much sugar? Get over it – coke’s a great drink!

    • Joe

      There were a LOT of lies in the original text. The most obvious, a can of Coke only has 13% of your daily carbs (what sugar is). They state it has an entire day’s allowance of sugar. But then, that’s how these people operate- it’s ok to lie if it achieve’s their objective. I love Coke, I drink about 3-4 cans per day. I’m 39 and have been doing it for years. I love sugar! Doesn’t it just tick you off to no end that I am enjoying my life everyone! Woo Hoo! Go ahead, be miserable and eat your swamp leaves and goopy grain goos and tasteless weeds and insect juices. I guarantee you we live to be the same age. Only difference, I will have enjoyed my life!

      • Andrea

        Seriously, drinking 3-4 cans of soda per day? You will at some point see the affects of this. Let me guess, you don’t exercise, you eat fried foods, and smoke cigarettes too?! You will work to build your life and then spend the last half trying to combat disease and cancer. Hopefully you have a wake up call sometime between now and then. I am only saying this because I care. I am a health coach and I know fully what this crap does to you, and you should love yourself more than to not give a shit 🙂

      • Peter J

        @Joe why do you want to tick people off? Are you a republican. A lot of your generation likes to tick people off why is that? Do you think is is the Reagan effect?

      • Seanna

        The FDA is the determiner of what the recommended daily allowances should be, and they change them yearly. They don’t base the recommendations on nutritional science.

      • Seanna

        On top of that, at the same age you will have diabetes or another diet related disease, where I, who enjoy my swamp foods and do not much partake in insect juices, will have none of them and will continue enjoying my life long passed the time where you could no longer enjoy it. I assure you I have an equal enjoyment of life now, but it is for the long term, while yours will be short.

        Enjoy your coke, but also try to enjoy the diseased after middle-age life you will lead.

  • Redd

    im never going to boycott coca cola thank the LORD my God for Coca Cola

    • Walshy

      I wasn’t too effected until I read this comment if a creationist is all for it I think I should probably be against it.

      Jesus Christ won’t save you now.

    • Name (required)

      Man made Coca Cola not your Lord – your thanking the wrong guy

    • thefoolonthehill

      you seriously are brainwashed if you believe in the left right paradigm. There are republicans that are bad and republicans that are good. There are democrats that are bad and democrats that are good, maybe you should look at the last 4 presidents, especially the last two because, they do exactly the same things. In fact our current president won a nobel prize start 2 new wars while expanding more with NATA. Not to mention all the freedoms he has tried to take from us in the NDAA that is being fought in court right now. You are awake to things when it comes to food, now it is time for you to wake up to the politicians who are allowing all the laws to be made that is allowing everything that is being done by these companies. A good place to start would be the Eugenics movement…

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  • Irwin

    Is this a great drink or what!

  • Steevo

    There is no coca in cocacola. They do not import raw coca. There is one company in the US that is legally allowed to import raw coca from south America. They are located somewhere in the northeast I believe. Anyways, this company produces medical cocaine for whatever reason (research,treatmemnt) and also produces a flavoring agent derived from said raw coca leaves. Cocacola does not import any coca themselves.

  • J

    Don’t like it? Don’t drink it. I think everyone knows that drinking Coke (or any soft drink) 5 times a day is a bit unhealthful. One Coke isn’t going to kill you. It’s fatasses that drink the stuff like it’s water, instead of a treat, that are the problem.

  • joe

    Coca-Cola includes as an ingredient a coca leaf extract prepared by a Stepan Company plant in Maywood, New Jersey.[2] The facility, which had been known as the Maywood Chemical Works, was purchased by Stepan in 1959.[3] The plant is the only commercial entity in the USA authorized by the Drug Enforcement Administration to import coca leaves, which come primarily from Peru. Approximately 100 metric tons of dried coca leaf are imported each year. The cocaine-free leaves are sold to The Coca Cola Company, while the active ingredient is sold to Mallinckrodt, a pharmaceutical firm, for medicinal purposes.[4]

  • Elizabeth

    Ya, like no other drink has as much sugar?? I find that hard to believe! I really doubt there is cocaine in coke nowadays…come on people!

  • Chris tuck tsfitness

    why would you want to drink a toxin?

  • Chloe505

    Yeah, yeah, we all know its bad for us; it takes the paint off cars, etc. But I still love it! I just don’t drink it every day.

  • Jess

    Should be BANNED!

  • Ernesto

    How about coffee?
    Or Red Bull?
    Any beter / worse ?

  • dee olson

    this may be good for low blood pressure

  • Kean Aik

    If its true i’m gonna stock my fridge with more coke lol

  • Glenda

    Coca Cola – and all sodas – are best used to degrease your engine. It’s not fit for drinking. It’s no wonder we have the highest rates of osteoperosis. Pissing our bones right out.

  • Carol Goodwin

    I cannot stand to drink anythig that tastes this strong. It burns my throat and the inside of my mouth.. I have decided to stick to tea and only occasionally. Do other ‘dark’ soft drinks have the same effect on the body? Dr Pepper, Root Beer, and the other colas? I know Coca Cola will desolve a piece of fat if immersed in the ‘soft’ drink. It does not burn fat off your body. I drink mostly water.

  • Bill

    As a former cocaine user I can tell you that the claim that Coke removed the cocaine almost 100 years ago because it was redundant is absolutely ridiculous. Clearly the author has never used cocaine.

  • Sue

    Anything and everything is OK in moderation.

  • James

    If you think coca cola is so good try coming off it. Guaranteed you’ll feel like hello as if your coming off drugs. Which of course you are. Caffeine, sugar, aspartame all potent stimulants. It’s licensed euphoria addiction. Worse hardly anyone appreciates that because so many habitually use them

  • Tobbe

    How about diet/light/zero Cola?

    • Apparently its even worse because it has more chemicals and sodium in it to make up for the lack of sugar, didnt you see that girl on 60seconds? She was drinking over 8litres of cock zero a day, and she was so fat she was about to die, mind you, she’d been drinking it so long you wouldnt have thought she’d gave a damn whether she died or not, but they always claim they do, want other people to fix them when they want even help themselves.

  • I would prefer a cold stubby of low-carb beer anyday. Carlton dry with under 0.1g fat, 0.18g sugar, and 6.0g of carbohydrate, who could go wrong? Its all about moderation my dears, anything can be tolerated by the body, as long as its in moderation, not excessive or its unable to broken down, and yes alcohol is carsnegenic, if your cosume in like a crack addict consumes crack!

  • Boo hoo

    I’m sick of how much sick, fat, unhealthy bastards who make no effort to maintain their health cost tax payers. Fine drink it but when you develop a health problem pay for the damage yourself.

  • Amy

    Coca-cola must be paying employees to ‘thumbs down’ negative comments and ‘thumbs up’ positive ones. LOL!

    Thumbs down this comment if you work for Coke. Heehee!!

  • ShootingStars

    That’s why I drink Pepsi!

  • Excellent!

  • Cynthia Warden

    Holy Crap!!! You mean if I quit drinking Diet Pepsi I will live forever??? I drink at least a 12 pack of Diet Pepsi everyday…and have for about 28 years now and Io am still alive…I bet you people never eat at McD’s or Burger King or buy donuts or junk food…well, my philosophy is that I am going to enjoy my life and when I die I wont be looking down going “Damn…I wish I would have ate that brownie now…so what??? Like the air you breathe is healthy…chemtrails are spraying aluminum and barium down on us…but no one cares about that…I keep Pepsi in business and happy about it!!!

  • walrus

    good call on the eugenics. That’s really what the phosphoric acid is about. (kola nut extract and coca leaf juice/extract are supposedly what was in it, but the phosphoric acid is way worse than that. Not to mention the GMO high fructose corn syrup that is potentially made from corn that had either pesticides put on it or it was made with them to begin with by genetically modifying corn and injecting a couple bug/insect chromosomes.

  • Judith

    I haven’t drank coke since I gave up smoking 22 years ago and because my dentist advised against drinking the “brown” drinks. If it is so bad, why do they keep it in children’s hospitals to give them flat coke for upset stomachs?

  • daniel Muilindwa

    This soft drink has always been unique compared to others, Just imagine the fashion in which its bottle was made!

  • Loop

    “They removed the cocaine almost 100 years ago. Why? Because it was redundant.”

    Absolutely incorrect. They removed cocaine from Coca-Cola because they had to legally, as it was being legislated as a prohibited substance.

    The phrase you have quoted is mis-information, which does a dis-service to the mission statement of Wake Up World as an alternative media source.

  • Jack

    probably redundant, but…

    To this day, Coca-Cola still imports coca leaves which are used to manufacture cocaine in the United States

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/032658_Coca-Cola_cocaine.html

  • Candi

    total bull. I am a perfect example of the opposite of what you wrote here. I am a 49 year old white female that is 5’7 inches tall and weights around 125 to 135 my entire adult life. I have had 3 children and successfully raised them to adulthood. I drink nothing but 2 cups of coffee and coke cola the rest of the day. I just had all my blood work done and my blood sugar is perfect. I am not fat nor do I appear to be on speed all day long. You argument is invalid.