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The after effects of drinking a Coke are worse than you thought

The Renegade Pharmacist created this infographic to show

The Renegade Pharmacist created this infographic to show the timeline of a can of Coke in your body. Photo Credit: The Renegade Pharmacist

What happens to your body when you drink a can of Coke?

Some pretty gross stuff, according to an infographic by the website The Renegade Pharmacist.

In the first 10 minutes after drinking the bubbly beverage, 100% of your recommended daily intake of sugar hits your system, according to the graphic.

You know that list of ingredients you don't understand on the can? One of them, Phosphoric acid, helps to keep you from immediately puking up all that sugar. Lovely.

After 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes and continues to rise as the caffeine fully kicks in. Simultaneously, your blood pressure rises, your dopamine production increases and then you pee out a whole bunch of your body's vitamins and nutrients.

And then the sugar crash.

The biggest culprit on a Coke's ingredient list, according to The Renegade Pharmacist, is high fructose corn syrup, a cheaper alternative for sugar that is hard to metabolize by the body and can quickly turn into fat.

Sorry, Coke, if this is true, we'll be skipping the soda.


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