Originally Posted by Statue of Liberty
No people, a glass of Coke won't give you a heart attack nor a death sentence.
It's not that hard.
I never drink plain water. It actually dries my throat out and makes me have to keep drinking it. I need something with sugar in it to coat my throat since 90% of the time I can't breathe through my nose due to a deviated septum. Therefore I drink tea with milk and sugar, fruit juice (mainly grape or cranberry with sugar added), Kool-Aid, and occasionally soda. Bottled water is the biggest ripoff ever foisted on the consumer.
I'm 64 and still have all my teeth, including all 4 wisdom teeth just to head those comments off. You know what the biggest killer of your teeth is? It's smoking and pot smoking is worse than tobacco. Have you ever seen a heavy pot smoker who didn't have absolutely terrible teeth? I haven't. Smoking deteriorates the gums and eventually the teeth as well.
Last edited by Dch48; 2012-11-16 at 07:07 AM.
Everything that's good in life is either immoral, illegal, or unhealthy.
Oh, I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I am one of them.
However, I suffer from hyperglycemia, so it makes me very, very tired. When I get drowsy after having a can of coke, if I give in to it and take a nap, I'll wake up 4 hours later feeling groggy as hell. I don't drink sugar or eat chips (fries) or most carbs at the moment.
A lot of people don't have any immediately adverse reactions to a variety of things. That doesn't actually mean that it's ok for them. We all present reactions to different things in different ways. I would also argue that alcohol and smoke are a bit higher up on the "worst acceptable things a person can consume."
I wish Americans had more alternatives, rather than Hecho en Mexico. I think it's unfortunate that HFCS is so profitable that it's not worth using the land to grow healthier, more useful crops. Which isn't to say I'm particularly knowledgeable about agriculture, but surely they could be growing something besides corn, right? Why the insistence on sticking with HFCS? I don't JUST want cheaper. I want affordable and not as bad for me - which doesn't have to be a sweetener of ANY type, because I'm frankly not a huge fan of sweet stuff to begin with (gimme that savory, that umami).
The real danger is more likely the acidity of Coke more than anything.
And btw; HFCS, white sugar, and fructose (fruit sugar) behave exactly the same when ingested. It is the fiber in fruits, nuts, vegetables etc that keep the sugar from affecting you negatively.
Of course it's not bad. It just depends on how often, just like with any negative food or drink. This is where the problem lies. The amount consumed. If you watch the amounts and intervals of when you have it, you won't be affected. Maybe except for the acid.
Not that smoking isn't bad for your teeth, ofcourse it is. Just like coca cola.
How can water dry out your throat? Really horrible you have to keep drinking water then, lol.
Last edited by Gilian; 2012-11-16 at 08:30 AM.
Also... water drys out your throat? First time I ever hear something like this.
i have been drinken cola/cola light since around 15. i'm now 30. and i drink about 2l per day. yet my body looks pretty good. and i'm healthy as a horse.
so please don't make it looks like your going to die in one year if you drink it on a daily base.
It is no cyanide but your not doing anything good to your body(expect when you do not eat and have to make sure you are getting your required calory intake) by drinking it. Hammering your head against a wall isn't fatal either, but if you do it on a regular bases it might leave some traces...