I’ve stopped drinking Coca Cola and I’ve a list of reasons why you should too

I've stopped drinking Coca Cola and I've a list of reasons why you should too

I hate to be a nay-sayer and really hate telling people not to do things, but this is something that I can’t be quiet about. Coca-Cola is dangerous and you need to stop drinking it right now.

Now, before you tell me to adjust my tinfoil hat and calm down, I want to explain something. I love drinking Coca-Cola. It was my go-to drink for most of my teenage years and as an adult, I still like to indulge in the odd tin. That was until I realised the damage it was doing to me. I’m very lucky that I still have my teeth and don’t have diabetes, but I do have IBS. It’s something that I like to complain about from time to time. Do you know caused it? Bingo baby! Coca-Cola! I worked that out after keeping a food diary and the only thing that was always there at my flare-ups was Coca-Cola. And by “flare-up” I mean “crippling diarrhoea for 3 hours that nearly resulted in a trip to the hospital”.

The Health Risks

  • Diabetes- Diabetes is on the rise across the world and sugary drink are the main reason. There is so much sugar in these drinks that just one a day can increase your risk of developing blood sugar problems by 25%.
  • Diarrhoea- Yep, my personal favourite, it is due to fructose malabsorption. Basically, the fructose sits in your intestines and attracts a lot of water, and then it has to come out.
  • Weight gain- It shouldn’t be surprising that all of those empty calories cause weight gain but most people don’t realise that all of the excess sugar gets turned into fat.
  • Tooth decay- That sugar might only be in your mouth for a second but it clings to your teeth and breaks down the enamel. When I got my tongue pierced many moons ago, my mum tried to get the dentist on her side but the dentist shot her down saying, “I’d rather see a tongue piercing than someone who drinks loads of fizzy drinks”.

Other uses for Coca-Cola

  • It can be used to wash grease from fabrics
  • If you get chewing gum stuck in your hair, simply dip the portion of hair in coke for around 2 minutes, and the gum will slide right off
  • It can also remove hair dye
  • It can clean engines
  • It will even remove oil stains from the garage floor. Pour some on, leave for a while before hosing it off
  • It can destroy slugs and snails in the garden
  • It can remove rust stains
  • You can make pennies look shiny and new by washing them in coke
  • It can descale your kettle
  • It can clean the toilet and remove gunk from the pipes
  • It can remove blood stains from clothes
  • You can polish chrome by mixing it will aluminum foil
  • If your floor looks a bit grimy, pour some coke on it, leave for a few minutes, and when you mop it up, your floor and grout will look like new

I’m not saying “don’t ever buy coke again!” Just find a different use for it other than drinking it.

20 thoughts on “I’ve stopped drinking Coca Cola and I’ve a list of reasons why you should too

  1. We can definitely live without coca cola or any soft drinks for sure 🙂 I haven’t had any in years! I love sparkling water with a slice of lemon though! It’s so refreshing!

  2. I stopped drinking Coke for quite a few years ago. I just couldn’t justify the amount of sugar going inside my body, but every time I see my friends drinking it I still crave for it… LOL

  3. Wow, I can’t believe the other uses of coca-cola. with what it can do to those items, it’s not wonder it can be so hard on the human bodies 🙁

  4. Not just coke…Any aerated sweet drink is bad for health…..one has to exercise control.and drink in limited quantity….Thank you

  5. I can count in one hand the number of cups of Coca-Cola I have drunk. The last time I drunk Coca-Cola was maybe 12 or 13 years ago when I was a high school student I don’t drink Coke because of the same reasons you mentioned in your post.

  6. I used to drink 5 cans of coke a day. I gave that up years ago. If I have a sip now it is just awful tasting to me. I have heard of all of these things that you have mentioned it can do. It’s just so unhealthy!

  7. Interesting post. I’ve heard many of these about Coca-cola before. I’m not a real soda drinker but this is good info to consider.

  8. Omg. Can you imagine what it does to your teeth!!! I don’t drink fizzy drinks in general anymore. But I would have in the past. Yeah, sugars fee but still! I wonder if sigare free is as bad….

  9. I like the awareness this post has. Coca-cola is like bacon, too much of it or unbalance is really bad. This will make me think next time I’m having a sip

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