Truth or Tale?

Soft Drinks

         Coke/Pepsi   Coke and Pepsi - you hear and see these brands almost everywhere-comercials , adds , posters,etc.You drink them and you love them.

  Commercials tell us if we drink coke and pepsi, spontaneous parties will break out all around us, everyone will burst into song and dance, cool people will be our friends, and Brittney Spears will dance in our livingroom!

  But did you actually know some facts about them? 

  The average pH of soft drinks, e.g. Coke, Pepsi is pH 3.4. This acidity is strong enough to dissolve teeth & bones! Our human body stops building bones at around the age of 30. After that, it'll be dissolving about8-18% of the bones each year through the urine, depending on the acidity of the food intake (acidity does not depend on the taste of the food, but on the ratio of potassium /calcium / magnesium / etc. to phosphorus).

     All the dissolved calcium compounds accumulate in the arteries, veins, skin tissue, and organs. This affects the functioning of the kidney (kidney stones).
  Look at the wrapper on a Coca-Cola 1.5 litre bottle and in the ingredients you will find phosporic acid in it. Minute quantities of ethylene glycol is also used (which is acknowledged in the soft drink world for making it "really chill"). This is popularly known as anti-freeze which
prevents water from freezing at 0 deg C and instead drops it by 4-5 degrees
with minute quantities. This chemical is a known slow poison in the caliber of arsenic.
So, if you manage to drink about 4 litres of Coke within an hour or so, you
can die.
Don't you believe Coke can harm your bones?Take a look here
Let's have a look how coke can be useful in our homes :

♦To clean a toilet :
Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl. Let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

♦To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers :
Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminium foil
dipped in Coca-Cola.

♦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 :
Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

♦To bake a moist ham :
Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan; wrap the ham in aluminium
foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil,
allowing the rippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

♦To remove grease from clothes :
Empty a can of Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run
through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It
will also clean road haze from your windshield.

  •  More facts :
 ◊In one night “Coca Cola” can soften a tooth.

 ◊If it didn't contain any colourants Coca-Cola would have a green color , similar to the colour of  cleansers.

 ◊ There was a competition at Kent State University-"Who could drink the most Coke?" The winner drank 8 bottles and fainted on the spot --too much CO2 in the blood. Thereafter, the principal banned all soft drinks from the college canteen

◊Coke has a 40% chance of killing spermatozoids when it gets into contact with them and some declared it can even be used as a spermicide or as an contraceptive method , especially if combined with certain substances.



   In the Indian state of Rajasthsan, farmers have accused Coca-Cola factories of drawing too heavily on the area's water supplies and contributing to pollution.The plant used about 900,000 liters of water last year, about a third of it for the soft drinks, the rest to clean bottles and machinery. It is drawn from wells at the plant but also from aquifers Coca-Cola shares with neighboring farmers. The water is virtually free to all users.

"Every day, a thousand vehicles come out of that factory taking away our water. What is left for our kids?"(farmer)To irrigate their fields of barley, millet and peanuts, these growers complain they must now drill deeper and use heftier pumps to water their fields.

"Before, the water level was descending by about one foot per year. Now it's 10 feet every year. We have a 3.5-horsepower motor. We cannot cope. They have a 50-horsepower pump."(farmer)

  Think before you drink Coke/Pepsi (or any soft drink)again. Have you ever thought what you drink when you drink an aerated drink? You gulp down
carbondioxide, when nobody in the world would advise you to drink CO2. -all rights reserved-