We all know that water is far better for us to drink than Coke. But since the number one source of calories in America is soda, we must have convinced ourselves that it’s really not that bad for us.
There is an e-mail circulating on “Coke Vs. Water” that might make you think twice the next time you pick up a soda. This e-mail makes some fascinating claims about the many uses of Coke other than a beverage. TruthOrFiction.com posted the ones they had researched and found truth behind.
• Clean a toilet with Coke:
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
• To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers:
Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca- Cola.
• To clean corrosion from car battery terminals:
Pour a can of Coca- Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
• To loosen a rusted bolt:
Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
• 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.
Another claim is that in order to carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials. One reader did write in to TruthOrFiction.co m and said: “My husband and I drive the big rigs and often carried Pepsi products…and it is true of all soda in the concentrated form…YES we did have to put the hazardous placards up for the load. Also the driver has to have passed the hazardous material test and have that on his CDL’s (Commercial Driver’s License)”. How is any of this possible? It is possible because the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8, on a scale of 1 -14, with 1 being the most acidic. This phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones, a major contribution to the rising increase in osteoporosis. This is not exclusive to Coke products only, it applies to ALL sodas.
Our body does not need soda. It does, however, require water! Below are some statistics from the same e-mail showing just how important water consumption is. According to TruthOrFiction.com, these were taken from part of a summary in Women’s World magazine in July 2000.
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 is 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%, it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer
Water is an essential part of our diet. We are only able to survive without it for a few days!
Water is important for digestion, nutrient absorption, circulation, healthy skin, removing toxins from your body and many other reasons. Can your Coke do that?
Wouldn’t you rather have a glass of water?
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