Subject: Water or Coke? Interesting

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Here is another of those emails that went viral a while back. I’m going to reprint it as-is, and add a few of my comments afterward.


This is really an eye opener… Water or Coke?

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8 to 10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drip in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE:

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coke into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains fro vitreous china.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coke.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coke over the terminals to battle away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coke over to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coke into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coke will help loosen grease stains.

9. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coco-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of Coca Cola have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years.

Now the question is, would you like a Coke or a glass of water?



A few years ago, I worked for a holistic clinic as tech support and lab manager. It was a new experience for me and, during the time of my employment, I learned things that I never learned from any book or doctor. A few had to do with what happens to your body when you eat and drink certain things, so I thought this would be a good place to share what I found out about what happens when you drink these high-sugar (or artificially sweetened), highly acidic beverages.

pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. pH 7 is considered to be neutral, while higher numbers, up to 14, are alkaline and lower numbers are acidic. Your body has special mechanisms in place to keep the pH from deviating too much, because the biochemical reactions in our bodies are highly dependent on a fairly narrow pH range.

Our bodies keep running because of millions of biochemical reactions that take place every second of every day. These reactions are mediated by enzymes, which are protein molecules that are folded up on themselves in a very specific way.

Our bodies cannot function without enzymes. Enzymes, though, are very fragile molecules. They are highly dependent on temperature and pH, or acidity in order to maintain the specifically folded structure. When the overall acidity of the body changes, it makes the enzymes sluggish or inactive.

Some foods and beverages cause your body to become more acidic. We call these acid-forming foods. Sugar is on the top of the list when it comes to acid-forming, as well as the highly acidic phosphoric acid in soda pop. When you drink soda pop and other highly acid-forming foods, your overall pH gradually decreases as you grow older, making your entire terrain more acidic. This can lead to several serious health consequences because any acids that your kidneys cannot clear from your body must be stored inside of your cells, and this changes your body’s biochemistry and opens you up to diseases and ‘conditions’.

As we age, our overall acidity changes due to the foods we eat, making our enzymes less effective. This can lead to things like cancers and other diseases. Actually, cancers thrive in an acidic environment.

As you become older, usually around age 40, many notice that they start to have digestive problems. It is at this age that digestive enzymes begin to noticeably decrease due to the increasing acidity of the body. In addition, the production of hydrochloric acid, that very acidic acid in your stomach that digests your food, also begins to decrease because it, too, is dependent on enzymes for its manufacture. This can also lead to heartburn and reflux because your body does not want to send partially processed food into the colon, and there is only one other way out.

So we are looking at double trouble with digestion because an increasingly acidic environment makes us less able to digest our food. As a result, our bodies cannot be nourished by the foods we eat, and the end result is that you feel terrible and your health declines as your cells ultimately begin to die.

That’s just a beginning to the description of what drinking soda pop does to a person’s body. I have not even touched on the damage to the enamel on your teeth as the phosphoric acid eats it away, nor the effects of high sugar and artificial sweeteners.

I’ll save those harangues for another article. For now, ‘nuf said.

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