An infographic took Twitter by storm earlier this day by depicting how our bodies respond to a can of Coke over the course of one hour.
The graphic was created by The Renegade Pharmacist, a blogger and a former British pharmacist of Indian origins called Niraj Naik.
Mr. Naik dubbed the image “What Happens One Hour after Drinking a Can of Coke” on which he reportedly spend many hours to do the necessary research.
He eventually managed to gather information and make it as accessible as possible to all audiences. You can learn what happens to your body after 10, 20, 40, 45, and 60 minutes following the ingestion of 330 ml of the fizzy drink.
Mr. Naik explained that he drew his inspiration on conducting a private study on the issue from the time he had a full time job as a pharmacist in London. He recalled that back then he was curious to learn what effects high fructose corn syrup had on human body and especially on taking weight.
He was also puzzled by several doctors’ reports that revealed overweight patients on low-calorie diets were unsuccessful on their endeavor of trimming down some of the extra pounds.
The blogger wrote on his site that he suspects that many diseases of modern man including diabetes, heart conditions, and obesity are linked to a single substance found in sweetened beverages and processed foods: high fructose corn syrup.
And consuming fructose has other negative effects on the human body especially when drinking it from a can of Coke. For instance after twenty minutes since ingestion the body is affected by an insulin burst that could make it throw up if it weren’t for the phosphoric acid. Additionally the added sugar in a single can of Coca-Cola is the equivalent of ten teaspoons of sugar, which is the maximum daily intake anyone should have.
Mr. Naik also found that after twenty minutes the liver starts to convert all that extra sugar into fat. After 40 minutes your body has completely absorbed caffeine so the adenosine receptors are numbed and you feel less sleepy. At this point your blood pressure rises and the liver releases even more sugar into the circulatory system.
After 45 minutes your dopamine levels are so high that the pleasure centers located in your brain are stimulated very much the same they would be from a small dose of heroin.
After an hour, the phosphoric acid starts to erode your deposits of calcium, zinc and magnesium, while the extra sugar forces the body to eliminate even more calcium through urination. Now caffeine kicks in and redirects the calcium and magnesium your body tries to deposit on your bones towards the urinary bladder.