Carbonated drinks are very popular all over the world. In some regions, such as the United States, they actually cost less than water!
But most consumers do not know what they are actually made of.
How makes carbonated drinks?
These drinks are produced with the involvement of various chemical processes. They do not contain any natural ingredients. They include refined sugar, flavors, artificial colors (these three substances make up 90% of the bottle), as well as caramel, caffeine, additives, and preservatives derived from resin (yes, you read that right).
Coca-Cola, for example, contains acids, mainly carbonic and erythorbic acid. The names sound just as awful as they really are.
Some of the less common ways to use Coca-Cola will make you realize how destructive it is to your health. In particular, it should be mentioned:
1. Cleaning the bathroom
It removes old dirt from the sides of the toilet. All you need to do is add a little of this drink to the bowl and leave for a few seconds. Use a brush to make the toilet shine!
2. Corrosion elimination
Mechanics use this drink to remove corrosion from the battery terminals. Water a little and leave for 30 minutes.
3. Rust removal
Acids in Coca-Cola are first-class solvents. Try a little on a rusty object, such as a bicycle or a nail.
4. Washing off oil stains
This is another way to use carbonated drinks, which are used by mechanics. When your clothes are dirty with engine oil, put them in a container with a few liters of carbonated beverages. Leave for three hours and rinse with water. The clothes will look as new!
5. Glass cleaning
This drink can clean the windows in the car or at home. Pour a little on the palm and apply on the glass, then wipe with a clean damp cloth.
What else do carbonated drinks contain?
Yes, there are still hidden surprises and secrets, such as phosphoric acid. It is a powerful corrosive agent that first attacks the teeth and then, when it enters the body, “affects” the stomach and liver. This is the cause of many problems and diseases of the digestive system, liver, and intestines. This is a silent enemy, the danger of which many do not understand.
Several studies have shown that this acid is carcinogenic and derived from petroleum. In combination with a lot of sugar and caffeine, it causes:
- Addiction: you always want to drink more and more.
- Nervous system changes: People who drink fizzy drinks are more excitable than others.
- Hormonal imbalance: for example, it attacks the endocrine system.
- Damage to teeth: stains, rot, and caries.
- Weakens bones: steals calcium from the body.
- Weight gain: The high amount of sugar in them (even in light and low-calorie versions) will make you eat more.
- Reduces the level of immune protection: due to the weakening of the immune system, you will be more likely to pick up diseases caused by viruses and bacteria.
- Increases allergies.
- Reduces the level of minerals in the body.
- Ferments food in the stomach: the consumption of carbonated beverages with food harms digestion.
- Excessive secretion of acetic acid and alcohol: this makes it harder for the liver to work like if you were drinking alcohol, and causes a lot of damage.
Cell destruction and aging.
Why do we drink fizzy drinks if they are so bad for our health?
First, because we don’t know anything better. The same thing happens with the food we eat every day, whether in a cafe or semi-finished products at home. If people knew about the negative effects of these drinks, they would immediately stop buying them, and perhaps their production would stop.
Secondly, because carbonated drinks are addictive, they are bought like water.
Third, because the advertisements we see in the media portray carbonated beverages as “fashionable”, “as ones that should be shared with friends or family”.
Corporations are getting richer because of the deteriorating health of their customers (as is the case, for example, with the tobacco industry, which is one of the most important in the world).
What happens to the body when we drink fizzy drinks?
- 10 minutes – The nervous system is suddenly excited by caffeine and sugar that have been introduced into the body.
- 20 minutes – The level of insulin in the blood increases, and the liver begin to convert sugar into fat.
- 40 minutes – Pupils dilate, blood pressure rises, the liver releases more insulin, and receptors responsible for drowsiness are blocked.
- 45 minutes – increases the hormone dopamine, which is responsible for stimulating the pleasure center in the brain. The same thing happens with those who use heroin.
- 60 minutes – the level of calcium excreted in the urine increases as phosphoric acid in carbonated beverages combines with certain nutrients, stimulating their excretion from the body. This process also leads to the loss of magnesium and zinc.
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