Have you ever wondered what happens to your body after you drink a can of your favorite soda drink?
The new info-graphic reveals the reaction that is caused in your body an hour after consuming, from the first sip till the next 60 minutes after you have finished the drink.
The graph is composed by the blog “Truth Theory”, run by a former pharmacist named Niraj, who lives in the United States.
In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar are entering the system (100% of the daily recommended intake). You don’t get the urge to vomit from the excessive sugar because the phosphoric acid suffocates the taste and makes it easier to handle it.
20 minutes: you blood pressure increases which causes insulin increase. Your liver responds so far as it converts sugar into fat (at this point there is a lot of it).
40 minutes: caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils expand, your blood pressure increases and as a result your liver ejects more sugar into your blood system. Adenosine receptors in your brain are blocked, which prevents drowsiness.
45 minutes: your body increases the production of dopamine by stimulating the pleasure centers in your brain. Which incidentally, is the same feeling caused by consumption of heroin.
60 minutes: the phosphoric acids are bind to the calcium, magnesium and zinc in your body, allowing the acceleration of metabolism. This is caused by large doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners which also increase the urinary discharge. You get the feeling like you constantly need to urinate. When the process is over, you have thrown away water from the coke through urinating, so your body is dehydrated.
“Regular consumption of these ingredients that are present in large quantities in Coca Cola and other similar drinks and foods, can lead to increased blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.”