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    You know...Coca Cola...isn't that bad if you look at the ingredients

    I am going to play devil's advocate here a little and you will read:


    Let's disregard the acidic aspect of Coca Cola, we know it is bad for your teeth.

    Now let's look at the ingredients in a 1 liter bottle:


    We got:

    Sugar 10,6 gram per 100ml so the entire bottle contains 106 grams of sugar
    Sparkling water
    Color add: number e150d (caramel product)
    Acidic ingredients for consumption
    E338 (phosporic acid)
    Plant extracts (which include caffeine)

    Now if you compare Coca Cola to some other shit out there which contain about 10 more ingredients or High Fructose Corn Syrup instead of sugar....


    It really isn't that bad. The entire bottle is 420 kcal btw.



    I am not denying that it is unhealthy, but I am merely saying that there is some worse stuff out there and I would choose plain old
    Coca Cola over them.


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    Oh and yes, I am guilty of drinking Coca Cola on occasion, oh what a crime. :P
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    So 1 bottle is the equivalent of an entire meal and you say it's not that bad?

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    Compare the ingredients to a 1L bottle of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    So 1 bottle is the equivalent of an entire meal and you say it's not that bad?
    Surely you don't drink an entire bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    Surely you don't drink an entire bottle.
    You'd be surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waltzinblack View Post
    Compare the ingredients to a 1L bottle of water.
    Nope, that is completely missing the point here and being a party pooper. You can't compare apple's with pears. (Dutch saying)

    I am saying Coca Cola isn't that bad in comparison to other soda's or candy.

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    Last I saw, Coca Cola uses high fructose corn syrup in its formula

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Co..._United_States

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    Surely you don't drink an entire bottle.
    No, I dont drink that crap, but a 1 litre bottle has 21 teaspoons of sugar in it. Saying its not that bad makes me wonder what you think is bad.

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    The USA uses High Fructose Corn Syrup instead of Sugar. HFCS is pretty damn bad for you.
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    Sugar is not good for you. At all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasierith View Post
    Last I saw, Coca Cola uses high fructose corn syrup in its formula

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Co..._United_States
    They use sugar internationally where there are no corn subsidies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    The USA uses High Fructose Corn Syrup instead of Sugar. HFCS is pretty damn bad for you.
    Idk, here in the Netherlands it just uses sugar.

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    Carbohydrates are 4 calories per gram. That means there's 400 calories in that 1L bottle that anyone can easily drink in a day.

    Its not the fact that is or isn't high fructose corn syrup. Soda is bad because of the empty calories.

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    As usual people are missing the point.

    I am not saying it is healthy but it isn't so bad in comparison to other things.


    For example some chocolate chip cookies here....


    Way more calories and uses far more ingredients. Not a good comparison but you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasierith View Post
    Last I saw, Coca Cola uses high fructose corn syrup in its formula

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Co..._United_States
    Only the American version. In places where sugar cane is cheaper they use actual sugar.

    Hence why I only drink Mexican Coke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    The USA uses High Fructose Corn Syrup instead of Sugar. HFCS is pretty damn bad for you.
    Sugar is worse because they have to put more into it than HFCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkingler1 View Post
    Idk, here in the Netherlands it just uses sugar.
    Internationally they use sugar because it's usually cheaper. The USA has tons of corn subsidies so that makes HFCS cheaper here.

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-15 at 01:50 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorensen View Post
    Sugar is worse because they have to put more into it than HFCS
    No, it's not. I linked you loads of scientific studies yesterday that says less HFCS makes you more fat than more sugar.

    @All other posters: I mean this: https://www.princeton.edu/main/news/.../S26/91/22K07/
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    Sugar makes your brain.. hm.. lag.

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    To the people saying coke in the US uses high fructose corn syrup, you can get it with sugar at Costco (though, it's only the glass bottles, and is a bit more expensive.)
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    I only drink one can a week anyway :P

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