The drink that is popular with young is energizing and exciting, but apart from that, can it be seen as detrimental to health, if it is consumed regularly?
There is little aware of the fact that colas contain caffeine in significant amounts, and a quantity of sugar. These two factors combined cause a series of reactions in the body which is particularly harmful because they involve a significant mineral loss.
And like all soft drinks, colas contribute significantly to weight gain.
When you consume a glass of Coca-Cola, a series of reactions occurs in the body.
During the first 20 minutes, a quantity of sugar in your blood is spreading. It is characteristic of all soft drinks, sugar assimilation is immediate, then we recommend instead to absorb sugars that the body filter feeders as needed spread over time.
You suffer a big spike in the amount of sugar in your blood. Cons that, the body will react by producing a quantity of insulin. The liver will also help to combat this excess of sugar, and for that he will turn it into fat ...
It takes about 45 minutes for caffeine to be absorbed in turn. It increases blood pressure (it is a vasoconstrictor), and then the liver releases sugar in the blood, taken on its reserves (it does not transform fat into sugar, the metabolism of energy can possibly do this). The other effect of caffeine is causing a blocking of adenosine receptors in the brain, which prevents you from dozing.
Dopamine production causes a small effect of latent pleasure.
After one hour. Calcium is no longer assimilated by the digestive system and is also eliminated by kidneys, the result of the phosphoric acid content in the beverage and sugar. Intakes of magnesium and zinc are also excluded from digestion. The effect is a less effective functioning of the nervous system. Intake in vitamines A and C is also reduced.
Caffeine has a diuretic effect that occurs gradually. The act of urination increases mineral loss, including calcium, magnesium and zinc.
In the hours following a low sugar ratio occurs in your blood that causes an effect of irritation and fatigue that is known with any deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.
Then it is the caffeine that dissolves, further increasing the effects induced by falling blood sugar.
Soft drinks have a beneficial effect on the surface in the short term that you pay by its hidden effects, which can cost more with the long-term implications.
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