This Is What A Bottle Of Coke Does To Your Body In Just 120 Minutes
Coca-Cola is an extremely popular soft drink — in fact, it might even be your favorite soda. But do you know what you're actually doing to your body when you down a standard 16 oz bottle, or even a smaller 12 oz can? Even if you just pour yourself a small cup, you're still putting your body at risk in a way that will negatively affect your health and have long-lasting effects. Just see what happens to your body in the first 2 hours after drinking the frizzy beverage.
After 10 Minutes
A 16 oz bottle of coke contains 52 grams (10 teaspoons) of sugar, which is well over the daily recommended value of 37.5 grams (9 teaspoons) for men and 25 grams (6 teaspoons) for women. If you're wondering why you haven't started vomiting from the huge amount of sugar yet, it's because the drink contains phosphoric acid, which masks the syrupy sweet taste of sugar.
After 20 Minutes
Your blood sugar skyrockets and insulin is released at once. Your liver is immediately called into action and mercilessly converts all of the available sugar into fat.
After 40 Minutes
At this point, your body has fully absorbed the caffeine in the soda. As a result, your pupils begin to dilate and your blood pressure rises. Your liver responds by throwing even more sugar into your circulatory system. Furthermore, the adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, which is why you are no longer tired.
After 120 Minutes
Now the diuretic properties of the caffeine begin to kick in, meaning you'll be spending a lot of time in the bathroom. All of the calcium, magnesium, and zinc vitamins — which were intended for your bones — are now excreted, as well as any beneficial substances, such as sodium, electrolytes, and water.
After More Than 120 Minutes
As the initial high wears off, in comes the sugar crash. Get used to feeling irritable and sluggish, because it will last awhile.