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Topic: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: AMSMAN
Posted 2002-05-27 12:45:34 and read 7025 times.

Guys,
Im an average teenager and I drink a lot of Coca Cola!! My folks say its not healthy to be drinking so much!!

But is too much of it bad? I know the saying "Too Much Of A Good Thing Is Bad For You" Anyone know for sure?

J

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Marco
Posted 2002-05-27 12:56:29 and read 6986 times.

Drop a coin in a glass of coke and observe what happens. Big grin

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Airbus_A340
Posted 2002-05-27 13:08:34 and read 6974 times.

Or one of your teeth, if you are still young. Or you may watch the result as you continue to drink it for years to come.

Trevor

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Vapourtrails
Posted 2002-05-27 13:25:20 and read 6969 times.

I love it, and it is addictive [and yummy] though! I only have one or two glasses a week, because well it's NOT healthy obviously! I remember hearing years back that if you put a piece of red meat in a coke can for a day or so it will be entirely 'eaten away' by the liquid - not sure what truth there is in it - I've never tried it, but it wouldn't surprise me! Notice how your teeth feel after drinking that stuff too?!  Wow!

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Saintsman
Posted 2002-05-27 13:46:39 and read 6957 times.

One of the ingrediants is phosphoric acid, apparently used to make it non cloudy. Phosphoric acid is used as an excellent rust treatment.

I drink diet/lite coke. No sugar in that so it is supposed to be healthier. I wonder if it really makes any difference.

If coke's bad for you maybe you should try Pepsi??

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Victech
Posted 2002-05-27 14:09:22 and read 6943 times.

Clinically, the primary concerns with Coke are its pH (acidity) and its decalcification qualities. Coke's pH is 3.0 (roughly)--that makes it quite acidic (neutral is 7). In fact, it's as acidic as some battery acids--but don't worry, the battery acid his much higher molarity (concentration) than Coke. The other concern is its decalcification qualities--studies have shown that Coke can actually remove calcium from your bones!

In Diet Coke, there's the NutraSweet (NutraPoison) problem--the sweetener in it is aspartame. Over 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius), it breaks down into phenylalanine (hence the warning: "Attention phenylketoneurics: contains phenylalanine")--an amino acid that some people are sensitive to...in them, aspartame can cause brain damage. The other concern is the two substances it breaks down in to: aspartic acid and formaldehyde. You're all familiar with formaldehyde, but aspartic acid is what a fire ant injects under your skin that hurts so much. In your system, it doesn't cause pain, but rather crosses the blood/brain barrier and can affect your brain as well.

In summary, a Coke or four a week won't kill you. A Diet Coke or four a week might.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: L-188
Posted 2002-05-27 14:21:42 and read 6930 times.

Coca Cola was originally developed as a cough medicine. Reportedly one of the ingredents in it was Cocaine, hence the name.

Anyway it was sold as cough syrup to drugstores in the south as a syrup that was to be cut down with water before being sold to the patron.

One day at a drugstore the clerk screwed up. Instead of using plain water to thin the syrup he used soda water, and a legend was born.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Airsicknessbag
Posted 2002-05-27 14:23:08 and read 6927 times.

The problem is the amount of sugar - one can of Coke contains 33 grammes of pue sugar, which is the equivalent of 33 cubes. Imagine eating 33 cubes of sugar instead of drinking on can of Coke and figure out what that´s going to do to your teeth and weight in the long term.

Daniel Smile

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Airsicknessbag
Posted 2002-05-27 14:23:55 and read 6925 times.

"pure sugar", that is.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Sebolino
Posted 2002-05-27 16:34:51 and read 6902 times.

A good thing ?

I'm pretty sure so many people like Coke only because it's very sweet.
In fact it's too sweet, and full of Phosporic Acid.
Very bad for the teeth.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Asbg
Posted 2002-05-27 18:21:55 and read 6886 times.

Hi,
Put a tooth in a glass of coke and see how it rots.

I know I am a minority but I really don't like any of the Coca Cola family.

Stick to water, juice or H2O+CO2 it's better for you.

*Sam*  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Marco
Posted 2002-05-27 18:25:13 and read 6882 times.

I try to avoid soft drinks. Just like Sam, I always opt for juice or water.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: America West
Posted 2002-05-27 18:28:42 and read 6876 times.

...I really don't like any of the Coca Cola family.

Neither do I Big grin

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Inbound
Posted 2002-05-27 19:29:19 and read 6856 times.

ahhhh
Ignorance is Bliss!!!!

I love Coca Cola  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I drink nothing else :-p
but Saintsman said it best....if you have a problem with it....then switch to Pepsi. ha.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Wardialer
Posted 2002-05-27 19:45:01 and read 6851 times.

I like Coke when it is flat. Meaning not much CO2 in it. I drink Pepsi more than Coke though.

If you open up a trunk of a police car than you will probably run into a Coke can. Because they use it to clean up blood residue.

Coca-Cola itself is not addictive but the Caffeine in it is. Maybe if you have a headache then try sipping on Coca-Cola. But Pepsi is my favorite.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Hepkat
Posted 2002-05-27 19:49:05 and read 6848 times.

The problem with Coca Cola, well, pretty much all soft drinks for that matter, is the amount of suger it contains. As someone already pointed out, a can of Coca Cola contains approximately 33 grams of suger. Conventional wisdom has always stated that fat makes you overweight, but nowadays we're discovering that it's actually carbohydrates (the food group under which sugar falls; also includes breads, pastas, rice, potatoes & legumes) and not fats which cause us to become overweight.

When you drink that can of soda, your body will immediately try to digest the sugars. In order of digestion, sugars are always the first to go. Your pancreas will release insulin, which is responsible for metabolizing sugars, which will also temporarily turn off the fat-burning process since an abundance of energy (sugars) is already present in the blood stream. The sugars will then be taken to the muscles in order to be quickly used up, but if the body happens to be at rest, i.e., not involved in any strenuous activity, then the insulin will actually store the sugars as fat, since there's not enough demand for energy. THIS is what leads to weight problems. This is also why energy bars and energy drinks have high sugar content, as they're meant to be taken while the body has a high demand for energy (i.e., sports activities, etc.).

The more carbohydrates you eat/drink, the more the pancreas has to release insulin in order to remove the sugars from the blood. By inundating your body with too many carbohydrates, over the years the body may become desensitized to insulin, so that the pancreas has to release more and more insulin in order to get the same job done. It may finally come to a point where the body has become so desensitized to insulin because of the massive amounts of sugars consumed, that it loses its effects. This is called diabetes, and recently we've been seeing a rapid rise in diabetes, not only in humans, but also in household pets who are also fed high carbohydrates diet (i.e., corn, wheat, rice mixed in with their feed).

Before those 33 grams of sugar actually reach the stomach, they must first pass through the mouth where they do quite a number on the teeth. If not cleaned very properly, plaque and cavities may form on the teeth and beneath the gumline from the high sugar content of soft drinks and other fast foods.

So you see, too many sugars are VERY dangerous. Instead of eating so many food containing processed carbohydrates, try eating fruits and fresh vegetables, which contain the perfect proportion of sugars that the body needs and can efficiently handle without resulting in insulin dependency.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: AerLingus
Posted 2002-05-27 20:06:34 and read 6841 times.

I Read a story about an overweight girl in the newspaper. She went to a party, had something like 12 glasses of soda and went into diabetic shock not soon after. Her diet, which includes an insatiable apetite for soft drinks, has left her with "adult-onset" diabetes. Really a sad thing.

I really remember the dangers of Coke from an elementary school science fair. I built a wind tunnel and did aerodynamics tests. It was a hell of a thing. Some girl I knew waltzes in and wins the prize for dropping a friggen baby tooth in some Coke and my two weeks of hard work get nothing. Er-I think I may be getting a little off topic.
Anyway...
Bad for your teeth, bad for your complexion, bad for your body. Just stay away from it.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Vickybiccy
Posted 2002-05-27 20:32:14 and read 6833 times.

I drink a lot of Diet Coke and love it. I know its unhealthy, but what nice things actually are?!!!! I think as long as you have anything in moderation, you will be fine!

(Just remember to brush your teeth more!  Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Transactoid
Posted 2002-05-27 21:29:34 and read 6804 times.

pfff...who cares.

It seems everything these days causes cancer.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Dinker225
Posted 2002-05-27 21:53:44 and read 6794 times.

If you want to see just how bad coke really is. Open a can of Coke, pour the soda into a glass, Scrape off the protective layer inside the can. Replace the Coke and by the next morning the Coke has eaten through the aluminum. We did that in a chemistry class. I personally can't stand coke and drink only pepsi products when available.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Sabena 690
Posted 2002-05-27 22:02:21 and read 6790 times.

Coca cola is certainly not good for your health.

It contains lot's of sugar and several things like E330 which are dangerous for cancer.

I don't drink it a lot! About two times a week.

I believe that Fanta is more worse than Coca cola, but both are bad. Not to mention those things like Dr. Pepper, Red Bull,...

Regards,
Frederic

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: America West
Posted 2002-05-27 22:52:19 and read 6774 times.

...but Saintsman said it best....if you have a problem with it....then switch to Pepsi. ha.

Already have... Big grin

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Arsenal@LHR
Posted 2002-05-27 23:03:06 and read 6768 times.

I'm obssessed with Coke, i cant stop drinking it, specially with ice!! I dont over-do it, but i drink it often, cant resist it though!  Smile

Arsenal@LHR

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Leezyjet
Posted 2002-05-28 01:06:42 and read 6746 times.

When I was younger (10 ish), I used to really like coke, then heard all the bad things it does to you, so stopped drinking it for years and years. Now I can't get enough of it, but it has to be ICE cold, between me and my girlfriend we go thru 2, 12 can multipacks a week!!. We drink so much of it, we even have a little box to put all our empty cans in to take to the re-cycling centre.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Roadrunner165
Posted 2002-05-28 01:32:55 and read 6738 times.

Coca-Cola can be used as a INDUSTRAL CLEANER!!!!


Adam

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: 777236ER
Posted 2002-05-28 01:33:46 and read 6737 times.

Coca Cola rocks. If you think it doesn't, I pity you. E330 doesn't cause cancer. Diet Coke will kill you, Coke rocks.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Dash8King
Posted 2002-05-28 01:34:01 and read 6738 times.

What pepsi has no sugar? Pepsi isn't much different then coke just less acid or atleast it tastes like it is.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: KaiTakFan
Posted 2002-05-28 01:36:29 and read 6738 times.

to all teenagers out there that drink alot of soda I offer you this advice... cut yourself off soda's for awhile and just see how you feel. I noticed when I stoped drinking soda's I felt much better all around. I seemed to feel more energetic for long periods of time when I would play hockey. My friends also did the same and noticed they felt better without drinking that junk. So give it a try and see if you will do better without the liquid candy.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Mx5_boy
Posted 2002-05-28 04:19:20 and read 6706 times.

Guys,

Never drink soft drinks (soda's) of any description, except perhaps dry ginger ale as mixer for Scotch.

Switch that coke / diet coke for a beer, you'll feel a whole lot better.

 Big grin

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: I Like To Fly
Posted 2002-05-28 04:33:42 and read 6701 times.

If you open up a trunk of a police car than you will probably run into a Coke can. Because they use it to clean up blood residue.

lol, umm no. Laugh out loud Laugh out loud Laugh out loud Police don't even clean up blood residue, we don't carry cleaners, lol. The closest thing would be a big container of hand sanitizer. If you find Coke it's in a cooler because it tastes good and has caffeine. Smile/happy/getting dizzy
-Chris

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Hamfist
Posted 2002-05-28 04:43:19 and read 6695 times.

Oh well...guess I'll just have to settle for a few beers!!

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: B757300
Posted 2002-05-28 04:47:32 and read 6690 times.

Everything is going to kill me sooner or later so I might as well enjoy myself. Besides, I drink Dr. Pepper. Laugh out loud

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Vafi88
Posted 2002-05-28 05:21:10 and read 6680 times.

True story~

My uncle was cleaning his car battery, and he knew the acidity and all that crap about coke, so he tried to clean the battery with coke. He said that it looked as good, or even better, than new since it ate up all of the crap already on the battery.

I like Pepsi better. Energy drinks are good once in a while.

BTW~ I hate the way yer teeth feel after you have had a glass of coke.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: VapourTrails
Posted 2002-05-28 10:40:20 and read 6661 times.

Someone showed me how to clean electric barbecue hotplates using lemonade - very effective too! Haven't tried coke for that one yet though. Smile

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: AMSMAN
Posted 2002-05-28 10:44:46 and read 6657 times.

Geezzz, I'm not sure I'm alright with drinking something that can double as a car battery cleaner!!!

It obviously cant be healthy for you!!!

J

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: BNE
Posted 2002-05-28 14:07:26 and read 6643 times.

I love Coca Cola, buy it by the box, not because I like it that much but because I can buy it at a third the price from the supermarket. Regular shop price for a 375ml Coke from the corner shop, Shell, 7-Eleven is about AUD$1.50 but when you buy in lots of 30 from the supermarket the price drops to Aud$0.50 a can.

Everything is bad in excess. I have heard of people overdosing on orange juice, and after I drink a milk drink makes me sound like I have cold. So I stick with coke. Also a cup of tea is good but doesn't give me the needed caffeine fix.

Pepsi whats that, you rarely see Pepsi in the shops.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Vickybiccy
Posted 2002-05-28 18:21:45 and read 6623 times.

So Coke is bad, is Pepsi REALLY any better??!!

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Heavymetal
Posted 2002-05-28 18:37:27 and read 6622 times.

Perspective, gang.

Coca-Cola has been around, what, over a hundred years? During that time average lifespans have risen dramatically in a population that I'm sure you'll all agree has consumed its' fair share of Coke over the years (interesting marketing note: the distinctive curved shape of the Coca-Cola bottle is the single most recognized brand trademark in the world).

The first rule of eating and drinking is too much of anything is bad.

Looking back to when I left home to go to college, I ate too much fast food and drank too much soft drinks, partly because it was quick and tasty but also probably as a sign of independence from my folks, who quite rightly limited the intake of both when I was a young kid and in only partial control of my own diet. I think a lot of us in our late teens/early 20s overdue it with the sweets, the fats (the alcohol?)...all the things that are bad for us but are quickly available in our youthful freedom.

Drink away. You'll grow out of it.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Us330
Posted 2002-05-28 18:43:53 and read 6616 times.

That is Coke. But what about Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer and all the other soft drinks?

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Arsenal@LHR
Posted 2002-05-28 19:36:24 and read 6609 times.

Pepsi is no alternative, coke is coke, there's nothing like it. And it's damn addictive!!

Arsenal@LHR

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: PROSA
Posted 2002-05-28 20:22:16 and read 6606 times.

Regarding the cocaine in the original Coca-Cola formula, it alas is close to being an urban legend. Yes, there actually was blow in the original formula, but the amount was far too small to have any physiological effect.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: FlyBoeing
Posted 2002-05-28 20:25:21 and read 6601 times.

I've switched to iced tea... much better for you and tastes very smooth. Also, if you make it from a powder, it's way cheaper too!

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Flyingbronco05
Posted 2002-05-28 20:48:37 and read 6599 times.

Caffiene is bad for your heart as it speeds it up and coke is full of caffiene. I was told to only drink caffiene free drinks such as mist or sprite.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: 777236ER
Posted 2002-05-28 20:50:57 and read 6597 times.

But Flyingbronco05, the sugar in sprite is just as deadly as the caffine in Coke.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Redngold
Posted 2002-05-29 00:24:57 and read 6586 times.

wah Coke hadn done anytig to me.
Sorry, my dentures were loose for a second.

redngold

(Just kidding, I still have all of my teeth.)

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: LH423
Posted 2002-05-29 00:48:00 and read 6580 times.

Put a nail in a glass of coke, and in 4 days it will have been completely dissolved. Also, if you need a clean toilet, pour some coke in there and let it sit for a little while. You'll have a nice, white bowl. Or, if you've just finished mowing the lawn and doing some lawn work, put it in the compost pile and pour a two litre bottle of coke on it. You'll have a perfect compost pile in much quicker time.

Now, who's up for a coke?

LH423

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: 777236ER
Posted 2002-05-29 00:50:07 and read 6577 times.

Just cos it's acidic doesn't make it lethal.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: RogueTrader
Posted 2002-05-29 01:34:09 and read 6573 times.

LH423,

Wow! Middle East solutions, which airline has the hottest flight attendants, and now - household solutions using Coca Cola - all on this website.

I'm glad you told me all those uses for Coke, because now I'm going to throw out the dozen or so other products I use and just buy Coke for everything.

I love the stuff: both coke and diet coke are good. Put it over ice and I know what people who smoke must feel like, because sometimes I've just got to have one. I feel a lot better just having one in my hand.

kind regards,

RogueTrader

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Arsenal@LHR
Posted 2002-05-29 01:45:29 and read 6569 times.

Sorry but i love coke, i have no intention of reducing it or quitting. Big grin

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Westjet_737
Posted 2002-05-29 02:38:27 and read 6557 times.

Check this site out http://www.snopes2.com/cokelore/cokelore.asp

Just a snippet -

"Claim: A tooth left in a glass of Coca-Cola will dissolve overnight.
Status: False. "


Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Dinker225
Posted 2002-05-29 03:04:00 and read 6548 times.

Hey RogueTrader. You think coke does wonders for cleaning, try using a block of Spam on a wood table. Works great(so I've heard). Many other food items you can use to clean but I don't feel like listing them.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Tincan
Posted 2002-05-29 03:23:53 and read 6540 times.

Westjet, I was just posting that link.. I hope the ignorance stops now.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Metwrench
Posted 2002-05-29 06:11:17 and read 6527 times.

MX5,

You are the only one here on the right track! Damn, and I agree with you, except I prefer Crown Royal with my coke, having one right now as a matter of fact.

P.S. Still have all my teeth except the ones knocked out from being a teenager.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: VonRichtofen
Posted 2002-05-29 07:23:18 and read 6522 times.

I too am addicted to Coca Cola, I'm drinking one right now actually. My teeth are still very healthy, but I brush AT LEAST 3 times a day. I do need to cut back on it though, simply because of the sugar.

Topic: RE: How Bad Is Coca Cola For You?
Username: Tbar220
Posted 2002-05-29 09:30:17 and read 6512 times.

Aerlingus,

I'm no expert, but I think that if anybody drank 12 sodas in one night, their system would be acting just a little screwy  Laugh out loud

Did somebody mention that coke is pH 3.0? That's insane!


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