This Is What Drinking A Can Of Coke Does To Your Body In The First Hour After Drinking It
Remember the guy in the photo above? His name is George Prior and he’s the crazy asshole who drank 10 Cokes per day for an entire month to prove that doing so is a comically bad idea. His story came out last December so I can only assume he’s dead by now. His body probably dissolved into a pile of bones, teeth, bile and feces, AKA the way we all hope to die someday.
From Prior’s harrowing story, we learned that drinking 10 Cokes per day will not only result in substantial weight gain, but it’s also likely taking a toll on your insides. Today, we learn exactly what that toll is by seeing the effect that just one Coke is having on your body in the first 60 minutes after you drink it.
In the event that your eyes suck, here’s what that Truth Theory infographic says.
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 dilate, 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.
45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.
That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement for the produce, but don’t let this deter you from drinking Coke. You should die doing what you love. And if what you love is pounding back Coke after Coke, pound on.
[H/T Truth Theory]