56g of sugar (62%)
Carbonated water, sugar, colour (caramel E150d), phosphoric acid, flavourings (caffeine)
That's what's in Coke here in the North-east of England. Not that much to it really. I'm assuming that the sugar is cane or fuctose sugar though.
It's always been Wankershim!
Food companies don't have to label everything that is in their products. Just like with Pepsi, for example. The patent for the flavor mix, has dead fetal tissue in it. There are an article on MSN about it months ago, it has since been removed. But there are tons of companies that don't list shit.
i drink 2 cans per day of coca cola 0/light. 3 sometimes
not because im necessarily worried about calories but because the normal is way too sweet and i get nauseous by the time i finish it
Red wine is "good" for a substances other than alcohol, such as tannins and flavonoids, that are rarely found elsewhere. Alcohol itself -ethanol- is far from good, in fact it's toxic; it's the "necessary evil" in red wine, not the reason to drink it. Doctors wouldn't advice you to drink a glass of vodka, or whiskey, would they?
You have balls for posting this thread.
I like coca cola, however I don't drink a whole lot of it. Being a student I think it's too expensive, so I go with strawberry juice Buy a concentrated bottle, and mix it with water. Saves many many pennies.
I don't drink any soda really. Sometimes I'll buy sparkling grape or pear or peach, but it doesn't have tons of sugar. I seldomly drink Izzie pomegranate which I believe is a good soda. The most drunk carbonated drink is beer in my household. I had six beers this month, which is more than the soda I've had all year.
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Beer also has the same effects.
Last edited by Themius; 2012-11-16 at 01:07 PM.
Dead fetal tissue in it, i highly fucking doubt it.
The problem is most people don't limit themselves to one 20oz glass a day. Let's say a person is going off the old three meal standard. Chances are a soda drinker will have a glass of soda with at least two of those, lunch and dinner. I'd sure as hell hope their morning beverage would be something different. Just on drinks alone, you are looking at 500+ calories. This goes off the assumption that you either drink nothing else during the day except water.
So yes, for the average soda drinker, Coke is a pretty poor choice. To someone who can limit themselves to a glass a day as an addition to a well balanced diet, not as bad but still not the best choice.
Of course it is not bad for you if you look at the ingredients. It is only bad for you if you drink it.
The worst thing about coca cola and pepsi is the phosphoric acid which is fairly strong and needs to be labeled as corrosive to be transported anywhere (even for food). It will cause you more tooth problems than anything.
The verdict on high fructose corn syrup is up in the air still.
Notice things like sprite do not contain phosphoric acid but citric acid which will not bother your teeth at all comparatively. However, none of these drinks contain caffeine which is what a lot of people like when they drink soft drinks.
Also, caffeine is not bad for you at all except in large amounts or in the case of specific issues like allergies or high blood pressure. As far as I can tell it has not been labeled as any type of carcinogen either.
Last edited by Nish77; 2012-11-16 at 04:59 PM.
Incorrect. At least per my chem professor. I will look it up but the citric acid is not at all as bad for you. Phosphoric acid will strip the rust off of nails and is dangerous enough to be labeled as corrosive. Citric acid is not.