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Coca-Cola, a dangerous and carcinogenic drink

Updated article : 07/11/2017

Coca-Cola in figures

The Coca-Cola multinationale vend 1,8 billion drinks per day in more than 200 countries of the world ! Every second, 12 600 people buy a Coke product.

Although turnover Coke group declined slightly in recent years, in 2016, it was a more turnover of 39,7 billion euros either, all the same, progression 50 % compared to 2010. This multinational is the first global company in the beverage industry, who proposes more than 500 beverage brands sparkling and !

This gigantic firm, known in the entire world, is very far from perfect. We will look primarily to the mythical trademark drink and the effects it has on the human body.

Consumption of Coca-Cola in the world :

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A French drinks on average 20,7 litres Coca-Cola per year while an American in average drinks 99,5 litres and a Mexican 105,9 litres (in 2014).

Ingredients of Coca-Cola :

Carbonated water ; sugar ; dye : Caramel E150d ; acidifier : phosphoric acid ; natural flavours (plant extracts), including caffeine.

A drink very (too much ?) sweet

A can of Coca-Cola (33 cl) contains 35 g sugar the equivalent of 7 sugar lumps !

Canette de Coca-Cola équivalent en morceaux de sucre

A bottle of 2 L of Coca-Cola contains 212 g sugar the equivalent of 42,5 sugar lumps !

Bouteille de Coca-Cola équivalent en morceaux de sucre

The classic Coca-Cola contains, as we see, a huge amount of sucrose. Too high-dose, sugar can have harmful effects on health and cause of Diabetes, ’obesity and tooth decays.

Diabetes

When it ingests a large amount of sucrose, the blood glucose level increases in the blood. The pancreas will secrete a hormone called “insulin”. Insulin is designed to store glucose mainly in muscles and liver that the organization still has a stable rate of glucose available (between 0.8 and 1 g/L for a man). When blood sugar is very high, the cells become accustomed to insulin making this last less effective. When sugar cannot be stored effectively is still too high (Hyperglycemia) in the blood, causing diseases such as diabetes.

Obesity

Excess sugar is one of the main causes of obesity. Talking to actual pandemic currently both the phenomenon increasingly momentum with our food too oily and too sweet. And after l’WHO (World Health Organization) in 2016, 39 % adults are overweight and 13 % are obese worldwide. In France, one in two adults is overweight according to a report from the health agency Public Health in France 2015.

A large study in the United States on 43 000 adults and 4 000 adolescents showed that drinking one or more soft drinks per day, increases 27 % the likelihood of becoming obese. In addition, 62 % adults who drink at least one soda per day are overweight or obese.

Caries

Sucrose is one of the elements the more cariogenic. Very sweet soft drinks consumption, like the Coca-Cola, increases in mouth bacterial activity, which releases the acid attacking the enamel of the teeth and eventually cause cavities. Because phosphoric acid, Coca-Cola is very acidic, It has a pH between 2,5 and 2,7. This acidity still decreases the pH of the mouth and particularly promotes the development of caries.

Phosphoric acid

Phosphoric acid which gives this sour taste to the Coca-Cola presents risks for health based studies.

Indeed, high levels of phosphoric acid promotes the kidney stones and the kidney function. U.S. researchers conducted a study on 500 people with kidney failure had be diagnosed. Comparing them with a control group and by collecting information on eating habits, more specifically the consumption of beverages, they saw qu’from two glasses of Coca-Cola daily risk to kidney failure were multiplied by two, the health reporter, Isabelle Eustache. She said that this was also the case with the Coca-Cola “Light” and that no association could be established for other carbonated drinks, who use to most citric acid.

Phosphoric acid is also known to slow digestion, promote bone diseases such as osteoporosis and reduce the absorption of calcium by the bones. If Coca-Cola consumption remains moderate and non-daily these problems should not appear.

Caffeine

Caffeine contained in a can (33 cl) varies between 33 mg (Classic Coca-Cola) and 42 mg (Coca-Cola Light). The dose which begins to feel the adverse effects of caffeine is located between 100 and 160 mg per day, knowing that the upper limit of daily caffeine consumption is 200 mg. There is thus a risk of absorbing a toxic dose of caffeine resulting in adverse side effects such as problems :

  • Cardiovascular (high blood pressure, tachycardia) in extreme cases can lead to sudden death.
  • urinary by flight minerals (magnesium, sodium, calcium) What can accentuate electrolyte disorders during effort, causing injury and decreasing recovery. The diuretic effect results meanwhile dehydration.
  • Respiratory (brochodilatation)
  • Digestive (stimulation of intestinal motor, Increased gastric acidity etc.)
  • Behavioural neuro (anxiety, irritability, earthquakes etc.)

Main side effects of caffeine (Click to enlarge)

Main symptoms of a caffeine overdose (Click to enlarge)

 

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Willy Onek
Willy Onek
2 years earlier

14 refined white sugars in the can, then it may sting a little anyway after a time

Tyty Mouchmouchcolat
Tyty Mouchmouchcolat
2 years earlier
Alexis Dereac
Alexis Dereac
2 years earlier

Moderation is safe to stop the bullshit.

Laurence Prioux
Laurence Prioux
2 years earlier

Nothing is easier than boycott. It's been decades that we know. It is so stupid ? Or are we distracted ?

Genevieve Penot
Genevieve Penot
2 years earlier

I think that there are also many other harmful products !! The list is long . Even if you delete Coca obesity diabetes etc. … will exist !! Me I have never swallowed coca and my overweight is !!

Wonder Steevy Aurelien Nadia
Wonder Steevy Aurelien Nadia
2 years earlier

Enough is ugly , so you really moderate.

Phenq france
Phenq france
2 years earlier

The Coca-Cola is not the only reason for obesity. The first step is to learn to eat healthy and exercise. This will help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.

jean francois
jean francois
2 years earlier

ge ke Coca found its good trau mm pa knows if the good Pourre santait

Salvador Molinar
Salvador Molinar
2 years earlier

too late for many persons what i know, here in average every family drinks 2 litters of coke per day, but not in my case

Cédric
Cédric
1 year earlier

I totally agree coca cola DEFOI I take often but not every day coca can have lack of thirst and that boi it's a little hard to cose caffeine !3 Once coca I know after a little afraid that I too exite where pa

Patrick
Patrick
11 months earlier

The recipe for Coca-Cola's secret only the big personality of Coca-Cola know the recipe , in places of saying silly things hoping advantage of the ignorance of naive readers , made good articles

LAURENT Lapinte LESTANG 777
LAURENT Lapinte LESTANG 777
10 months earlier
Reply to Patrick

One need only analyze the content, no need to know the recipe…tsss…

LAURENT Lapinte LESTANG 777
LAURENT Lapinte LESTANG 777
10 months earlier

I'm going to put it all out of harm, me…hey hey…

Baudson
Baudson
3 months earlier

Tient, il n’est nullement mentionné dans votre article les douleurs nerveuses et sensation d’endormissement des avant bras et doigts du a l’acide phosphorique. Symptôme proche d’un problème de canal carpien. J’ai failli me faire opéré pour un soit disant problème de canal carpien (qui m’a fait arrêter la moto), and it was my partner who told me that it could be an effect of phosphoric acid, I stopped the coke (I drank it until 2 liter per day) and a month later, no more pain.

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