Have you ever wondered what happens to your body after drinking a 330-ml can of Coke?
According to the blog The Renegade Pharmacist, which is run by pharmacist Niraj Naik, 10 teaspoons of sugar will rush into your internal system within ten minutes of drinking a regular can of coke.
This amount is more than the recommended daily intake of sugar. In fact, it exceeds the recommended daily allowance by two and half times.
Niraj detailed what happens to your body when you drink Coke:
During the first ten minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your internal system enough to make you vomit. However, the phosphoric acid content cuts down the sweetness to help you keep the liquid down.
20 minutes: Since your blood sugar will spike, you will experience an insulin burst. As a result, the liver transforms any sugar it can get its hands on into fat.
40 minutes: At this point, caffeine absorption is already complete and your pupils start to dilate and your blood pressure increases. The liver, in response, puts more sugar into your bloodstream. Drowsiness is prevented since adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked.
45 minutes: The pleasure centres of your brain are stimulated by dopamine production. This is similar to the way heroin works.
>60 minutes: Meanwhile, the phosphoric acid binds magnesium, calcium and zinc in your lower intestine providing a further boost in metabolism. High doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increase the urinary excretion of calcium.
>60 minutes: You start to pee more often as Coke’s caffeine’s diuretic properties begin to take action.
>60 minutes: You begin to have a sugar crash causing you to be irritable and/or sluggish.
“Regular consumption of these ingredients in the high quantities you find in Coke and other processed foods and drinks, can lead to higher blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and obesity,” Niraj wrote.