Water vs. Coke

374374_320722844721731_727257126_nI enjoyed reading this post from one of my friend’s Facebook wall and wanted to share!  I added some links to other articles which supports some of these statements.  Water or Coke?  I’ll let you decide.



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 30%.

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 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drop 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. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.


3. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.


4. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.


5. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.


6. 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 Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


If you aren’t disgusted enough by coke…

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 Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.


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


Now my question for you, what’s holding you back from only drinking water?!?! 

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  1. Loved this. I’m always trying to get Adam off soda. I have got him drinking natural soda instead as much as i can-his fave is Virgil’s. any idea if natural soda has the same effects?

    1. Most ‘natural’ sodas still have added sweeteners, dyes, chemicals, and additives. Also, carbonation alone is incredibly acidic. It can cause health issues like tooth decay, calcium loss, weight gain, and high blood pressure. I’m a HUGE believer in drinking water only. Thanks for your comment, Megan! Keep encouraging Adam to stop drinking sodas.

  2. Interesting read! I treat myself to a soda once or twice a week, I’ll keep this article in mind next time. Water has so many great benefits.

    1. I do LOVE water and all it’s awesomeness, Kaitlyn! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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