What happens to your body when you drink a can of Coke?
Are you curious to know what happens to your body when drinking a can of coco-cola soda?
An info-graphic found on TheRenegadePharmacist.com explains what happens to your body in only one hour.
Below you'll find an incremental breakdown of how the site claims it all goes down.
According to the graphic, the 10 teaspoons of sugar take effect 10 minutes after consumption. Another ten 10 minutes after that your blood sugar to rises and causes a burst of insulin. Your liver then takes the sugar and turns it into fat.
40 minutes later, your body has now absorbed the caffeine and your pupils may dilate. Blood pressure will also rise and your liver responds by putting more sugar into your bloodstream. This allows you to stay awake because the adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
Another 5 minutes, your body increases production of the dopamine, a pleasure neurotransmitter.
In 60 minutes, the caffeinated drink's phosphoric acid clings onto calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine to boost your metabolism. Shortly after, you will have to urinate (that's the caffeine) and the bonded calcium, magnesium, and zinc that's needed for your bones will exit your body.
Sodium, electrolytes, and water have exited your system as well which will cause you to irritable and sluggish. You may know this feeling as a sugar crash. This has happened because when the water that was in the Coke, along with valuable nutrients that would've kept you hydrated, were lost during urination. Those valuable nutrients could've also help build strong bones and teeth.
The site says that regular consumption of these drinks may cause high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.