WHAT HAPPENS WITHIN THE FIRST HOUR OF DRINKING A COLA?
-10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system, which is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake. You'd normally vomit from such an intake, but the phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.
-20 minutes: Your blood sugar skyrockets. Your liver attempts to maximize insulin production in order to turn high levels of sugar into fat.
-40 minutes: As your body finishes absorbing the caffeine, your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver pumps more sugar into the bloodstream.
-45 minutes: Your body increases dopamine production, tricking you into feeling pleasure and adding to the addictiveness of the beverage.
-60 minutes: The sugar crash begins.
James & I have stopped drinking pop again (before this article) because of the weight issues. We found when we stopped drinking soda we both lost weight. Now I only drink it maybe 2-3 times a month and I don't finish it. Just one extra can of soda per day can add as much as 15 pounds to your weight over the course of a year!
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