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Thursday, December 14, 2006

What Happens to Your Body If You Drink a Coke Right Now

Healthbolt has an amusing post detailing the biochemical effects of drinking a Coke. The cocaine was taken out long ago, but other addictive ingredients still remain.
  • In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
  • 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
  • 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dialate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
There is some controversy on the accuracy of certain details, which you can read in the comments.

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