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What Happens To Your Body 1 Hour After You Drink A Coke

It's something you should be aware of.
What Happens To Your Body 1 Hour After You Drink A Coke

Love it or hate it, there's just something about Coke that brings you back to your childhood.

A simpler time, when you didn't count calories, you didn't watch what you ate, and you didn't worry about things like getting your "summer bod" ready.

READ ALSO: What Happens To Your Body After You Eat A Poutine

But now that you're an informed adult, you probably think twice before indulging in an ice cold coca-cola.

It's hard, I know.

And in case you need a little extra motivation to help you get over your craving. You're definitely going to want to read this.

It's what happens to your body one hour after you drink a can of coke.

1. First 10 Minutes

10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don't immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to keep it down.

Sounds delicious.

2. 20 Minutes

Your blood sugar spikes causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There's plenty of that at this particular moment.)

3. 40 Minutes

Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your liver dumps more sugar into your blood stream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.

4. 45 Minutes

Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

5. 60 Minutes.

The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

6. 60 Minutes

The caffeine's diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee) It is now assured that you'll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolytes and water.

7. 60 Minutes

As the rave inside of you dies down you'll start to have a sugar crash, you may become irritable and or sluggish. You've also now, literally pissed away all the water that was in the coke but not before infusing it with valuable nutrients you body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

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