Coca- Cola or popularly known as Coke is a carbonated beverage sold in stores, restaurants and vending machines all over the world. This is the most popular and valuable brand when it comes to soda according to Interband’s best global brand study.
In many places around the world buying a Coke is ironically less expensive and easier than the access to clean water.
Although the Coke tries to present itself like an environmentally and socially conscious company, the real truth is that it is connected to water shortages and toxicity. The acidity of Coke has led many to question the chemical components of the drink, relating to long-term health.
Coke contains the following:
- carbonated water,
- high fructose corn syrup,
- phosphoric acid,
- caramel coloring,
- natural and artificial flavours,
- sodium hexametphosphate,
- sodium benzoate,
This has led some researchers to question about the health risks Coke predisposes to an Individual. Take for instance the phosphoric acid content found in coke. The presence of Phosphoric acid and your long-term regular intake of cola shows women are prone to Osteoporosis.
Also, the pH level of coke is 2.52 which is highly acidic contributing to an increase incidence of Stomach Ulcer and Hyperacidity amongst individual.
Moreover, in a study conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the researchers discovered that persons who consumed a soda regularly had a 44 percent higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome during the 4 year study.
The researchers studied 2,400 and more middle aged white residents of Framingham, Mass., With a special focus on more than 1,600 people who haven’t shown signs of metabolic syndrome when the study started. Then, the subjects were tracked by the team for at least 4 years. The result is tabulated below.
Those people who drank minimum one soda can per day also had:
- a 30% higher risk of getting a larger waistline
- a 31% higher risk of becoming obese
- a 32% higher risk of having low levels of good cholesterol
- a 25% higher risk of having low level of blood and dietary good cholesterol levels
- Increases the risk of developing high blood pressure
Now before you take another sip of your cola, think of how you slowly damage your organs and the entire you. Think about it. Is it worth it?