1 Hour After Drinking Soda

This is an interesting article.  Aside from all of the facts it lists below, let me add a few interesting ones of my own.

1.  Did you know you can use Coca Cola to remove rust from your golf clubs?  Maybe it removes junk from inside your body too…  I think not!

2.  If you boil soda in a pot, it removes burn marks from the pan.  Maybe if I drink soda warm, it will clean out my system…  Wrong again!

3.  Ever get your hair dyed and realize it’s darker than you wanted?  Well, take that Diet Coke and soak your head in it to strip the coloring out to a shade you like.  The harsh chemicals and sugars really work their magic in this situation.  Honestly, it’s better to use it for that than to drink it!

Your Body within 1 Hour of Drinking Soda

by peacefulparenting.com


I have to admit, as a former teacher, I used to cringe when I saw the amounts of soda my students could put away in a day. We may as well have installed a soda pop fountain instead of the water fountain. Later, as I worked with parents of infants, I almost choked on a bite of lunch one day to see a baby’s bottle filled with Coke. Since that memorable day, I have met others who regularly purchase Pepsi for their tots and think nothing of it when they stock the fridge with Mt. Dew.

One thing I know for sure: soda in no way benefits your baby, your child (or you!)

According to the Nutrition Research Center, this is what happens to your body within 1 hour of drinking a can of soda:


-10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system, which is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake. You’d normally vomit from such an intake, but the phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.

-20 minutes: Your blood sugar skyrockets. Your liver attempts to maximize insulin production in order to turn high levels of sugar into fat.

-40 minutes: As your body finishes absorbing the caffeine, your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver pumps more sugar into the bloodstream. Adenosine receptors in your brain are blocked preventing you from feeling how tired you may actually be.

-45 minutes: Your body increases dopamine production, causing you to feel pleasure and adding to the addictiveness of the beverage. This physical neuro response works the same way as it would if we were consuming heroin.

>60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, which boosts your metabolism a bit further. High doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners compound this effect, increasing the urinary excretion of calcium. The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (You have to GO!) Your body will eliminate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was otherwise heading to your bones. And you will also flush out the sodium, electrolytes and water. Your body has eliminated the water that was in the soda. And in the process it was infused with nutrients and minerals your body would have otherwise used to hydrate your system or build body cells, bones, teeth.

-60 minutes: The sugar crash begins. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You start feeling like crap. Time to grab another?

Posted on: April 13, 2010admin

9 thoughts on “1 Hour After Drinking Soda

  1. Ahah! Finally someone who reads the same articles as I do, I am not the only crazy nutritional person. Personal story, I have a friend that was raised on coke and peanut butter in a bottle, when he was 3 he almost died becuase his digestive track quit working. Now that he is an adult he does take care of himself physically, but the damage is done. He does not drink, but he has colon cancer and his liver is failing. So for all you moms, no you dont have to be crazy and never give your kids treats, but please do not feed them prepackaged over sugared crap, cook 2 meals a day at least, or this could be your story.

  2. Loraine: That is such an amazing and very sad story. It’s good to hear he’s taking care of himself now. It’s too bad that some parents don’t realize how bad it is and how much damage they are doing to their children. Don’t get me wrong, I give my kids a treat from time to time, but I limit it as much as possible. Soda is rarely to never given to them. Ya I know I’m a mean dad. I try to introduce them to healthier treats like fruits and healthy nut mixes. They love it! I sometimes use our juice machine to make them a healthy vitamin filled drink. Well, here are a couple more interesting things I deal with at work involving soda:

    We use Coke to clean up oil spills on our maintenance shop floor. It just burns and eats away at many petroleum based products.

    Also, once a year we have to replace the 1″ drain tube connected to our soda machine because it gets clogged with so much sugar and syrup. It’s a clear tube, so you really get a good idea of what your insides would look like if you consumed all that crap.

  3. I shudder to think how many young children will at some point in their lives deal with the effects of drinking soda as infants and young children. Personal story as well. My neighbor had a lower part of his leg that never developed quite right. HIs parents had a pop machine (and still do), right outside their garage. SO growing up he always had access to pop and drank a lot of Pepsi. At age 18, because his leg still had not continued to develop normally a below the knee amputation was going to be done. Before the doctor would operate he told “Bob” that he HAD to quit drinking Pepsi because the amputation site would not heal properly or as quickly if he continued to drink pop because of the depletion of calcium it causes in the bones. SO after a month of withdrawal symptoms headaches, irritability, and mood changes, etc., he finally got the amputation. I just thought it was extremely interesting that his doctor wouldnt operate until he kicked his habit of drinking pop. Bad stuff it is :).

    Don’t forget that it will also eat the corrosion that builds up on your car battery terminals. Just pour it on, and gone…I also heard it cleans your toilet bowl pretty good too, but I won’t spend money on the stuff. 🙂

  4. Does seltzer water have the same damaging effects? I never drink sugar sodas being a diabetic since eleven, I have occasionally indulged in a diet Dew, but sometimes I like to dilute juice with Seltzer Water, i likes me some bubbles. Does that have the same effect as sodas/diet sodas?

  5. Holy crap Brody, now I feel like a dumbass for bringing over a 2 liter bottle of A&W rootbeer to you house. What a horrible mother I am…I think that is three strikes against me 🙂 Dang it!!

  6. Oh Chris you crack me up! Just so you know, once you’re my friend, you’re a friend for life! So get used to it! Also, like I said, I let my kids indulge occasionally. That way they don’t rebel against me later on. They’ll just rebel in other ways. Like when I was 17 and my mom would never let me drive her car. So when she left town I took it for a spin on a Friday night and got a ticket at 2:00am. I figured I wouldn’t tell her about the ticket and just pay it, not knowing that since it’s her car, they sent her a copy with my signature on it. Oops… 🙂

  7. I LOVE this article! Finally, a clear breakdown of the absolute GARBAGE that pop is and a basic understanding of it’s effects on our bodies. It is POISON to us, and not worth the hazards. The section on 60 minutes where it talks about bonding to minerals, that it’s taking out of your BONES…is my favorite part. This is the part that effects our ph balance of our bodies, that leads to SO MANY other things. We CREATE our own illness and disease by putting this kind of stuff into our bodies. We’ve been teaching this for years at our herb shop…and have seen it’s effects on SO many. My family doesn’t drink it (often), we don’t buy it…but Brody, I’m with you, my kids have a little every now and then, so they don’t freak out and start SNEAKING pop!!! haha. (and the part about once a friend-always a friend). Chris you are NOT a horrible mother! I never wanna hear you say that again!
    Apply this knowledge friends……you’ll benefit greatly!

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