What happens when you drink a soda.

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A little over 100 years ago, a world-famous red and white colored brand of soda used to contain amounts of cocaine. How much cocaine exactly is perhaps lost in history…or is held within a high-tech vault somewhere.  The bigger question is “Why was it removed?”  

Answer: It was a redundant ingredient.

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In the first 10 minutes your body is hit with 40+grams (10 teaspoons, or 100% of RDA) of sugar.  This of course presupposes you had a can of soda, not a bottle.  The reason you didn’t vomit right away is because the phosphoric acid cuts down on the sweetness.

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I would like to thank one of the members from the Blue Man Group for providing this photo of his liver.

 

Around the 20 minute mark, your blood sugar has spiked, which caused a rise in your insulin levels. Your liver reacts by turning any sugar it into fat. 

 

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40 minutes after ingestion,: Caffeine absorption is complete, Pupils nicely dilated; Blood Pressure Risen.  Our pal the Liver  decides now is a great time to dump more sugar into the bloodstream. The brains adenosine receptors are blocked thus making you feel awake.

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I’m thinking getting an Adrenaline tattoo to decorate my right python.

In roughly 45 minutes, your Dopamine production is on full-steam and tickles the pleasure centers of your brain. Physically, this is the the same way heroin works.

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That Magic Moment…..

After about 60 minutes the sodas phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine.

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Your “I gotta pee” valve activates and you start urinating detectable levels of calcium, magnesium, and zinc that was supposed to be headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water.

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The little dog is cute.  You however will probably look like a sorry a$$.

60 minutes: As the soda party starts to wind down, you begin the sugar crash. You have now pee’d out all the water that was in the soda, along with nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating you,building strong bones and teeth.

61.25 minutes you start looking in the fridge for another soda……

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