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A 24-ounce soda usually contains about 75 grams of sugar. That’s enough sugar to make your insulin levels bark like a Doberman on crack. Harvard says a single can of soda a day will add 15 pounds of body weight a year. According to "Healthbolt" this is what happens to your body after drinking a soda:
The 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. Nice visual huh.
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)
Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises and as a response your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked – preventing drowsiness.
Your body increases your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
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.
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.
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 soda, along with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating your system or building strong bones and teeth.
Beyond 60 minutes:
This will all be followed by a caffeine crash in the next few hours. (As little as two hours – if you’re a smoker.) But, hey, have another Coke, it’ll make you feel better and you'll avoid the crash.
Large sugar spikes = Diabetes, Obesity and Aging.