Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Water vs Coke: Who Knew?

This came to me and I thought I'd share the information with you. I am not a Coke, or soda of any sort, drinker, but...I do not drink enough water! I knew water is important for good health, but who knew the detrements of Coke? Read on...
#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population)
#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.
#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
#5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?
#1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the 'real thing' sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
#8... To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
#1 the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water? or Coke?


Beth said...

Hey, the main ingredient in beer is water, right? Cool! ;)


Lucy said...

Hey girl you reappeared. I do not drink enough water but our beagle makes up for it. We are forever refilling his water bowl. I don't drink soda either. Not going to facebook at least for a while.

Janie said...

Yikes! I knew a lot of these things about coke.. but just not thinking. I drink Pepsi.. are you going to search that next. hehe I do not drink enough water either. I did a lot of coffee but that say that coffee does not help?? Hope all is going well with you. Blessings, Janie

*Tracy* said...

thanks for sharing! i hope you are doing well. hugs

Joyce said...

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
This is also true of a one penny nail...done it. lol
#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs...
This will also keep a senior in the bathroom at least 3 times during the night.

I'm a huge green tea drinker. I guess that doesn't count though.
Hugs, Joyce

mortonlake said...,i am prefer pepsi more use and this is a good one and true,if you have severe diarrhaoea,take small sips of FLAT coke,leave in glass till bubbles go,it stops it.worked for me other week.take care,mortx

Jimmy's Journal said...

Then again, you can add 180 proof rum and a wedge of lime to the coke.


DB said...

I think I'll have a beer instead.


Lucy said...

I went to face book#$%. Can't even keep my word to myself but it is so time consuming. Water. Lucy

Lucy said...

Karen, I hope your mom is doing ok. I go in Friday. She s=could have got me in tomorrow but I figures may as well just hang in there till Fri. Found out from my dAUGHTER THAT the vision problems like watery circles that just totally screw your vision up are ocular migraines and don't last long and are painless, thank god because the real migraines are killers. Lucy

Alice said...

Not much of this is new to me & I never touch sodas of any kind. There are just too many people out there who don't seem to care but glad you posted all this. Maybe someone will pay attention! I see so many kids packing cans around with them all the time and it makes me crazy. Going for a drink of water :)

Neutra Lid :-) said...

It's good to see that you are still writing. Articulate as usual. Keep up the good work.
PS: I prefer Chardonnay....

Alice said...

Hi Karen:) Very quiet your way so I hope all is OK. Thinking of you:)

Jimmy's Journal said...

Happy Mother's Day, girl!