Summary: Cola drinks are a staple in the world's diet, but maybe we should stick to drinking water.
Feeling thirsty? Next time you are wondering whether to reach for the Coke or the water to satisfy your thirst, remember these interesting facts about two of the world’s favorite beverages.
Coke is excellent—for the following uses:
To clean a toilet, pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let it sit for one hour before flushing. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
To remove rust spots from a chrome car bumper, rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coke.
To clean corrosion from car battery terminals, pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
To loosen a rusted bolt, apply a Coke-soaked cloth to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
To remove grease from clothes, empty a can of Coke into your laundry load. Add detergent, and run through a regular wash cycle. The Coke will help loosen grease stains.
The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid, which has a pH of 2.8. Coke can dissolve a T-bone steak in two days, and a nail in four days. To carry Coca-Cola syrup concentrate, commercial trucks must use the hazardous materials placards reserved for highly corrosive materials. Coke distributors have been using it to clean their truck engines for about 20 years.
Why not drink water instead?
Three quarters of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
One of every three Americans mistakes their body’s dehydration signals for hunger pangs.
Even mild dehydration can slow down metabolism as much as 3%. One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
Lack of water is the largest trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that eight glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficult focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
Drinking five glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, the risk of breast cancer by 75%, and the risk of bladder cancer by 50%.
Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day? Try it! You will feel much better, have more energy, and not feel as hungry.