Monday, July 30, 2007

coke vs. water
(an unsubstantiated* post)

coke versus water: the quickeningRecently, I've been told by my doctor that my blood sugar level was too high, pre-diabetic in fact. So I've had to cut out my cola consumption. The information below helps a bit, but the monkey on my back still weeps.

COCA-COLA
  1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
  2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
  3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean.
    The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
  4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
  5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
  6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
  7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
  8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the 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.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
  • the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
  • It will dissolve a nail in about four days.
  • Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
  • To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

VS. WATER
  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
  3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.
  4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
  5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain or up to 80% of sufferers.
  7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
  8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%., and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?

*props to bits and pieces, who provided no citations, but I still believe the info anyway

6 comments:

United We Lay said...

We dink a LOT of water. i don't usually drink soda, except on road trips, and hardly ever Coke, though I think I'm going to cut it out completely.

Bill said...

I stopped drinking soda when I was in high school after a friend of mine told me how well it worked for loosening rusty bolts. My wife makes fun of me for how much water I drink, then later complains that she doesn't drink enough. I guess MY habits aren't rubbing off on HER. ;)

Sherry said...

I feel your pain. I really do. I've heard the majority of these stats before... but it wasn't until about 4 years ago, when I realized that you have to ride a bike at 80 rpm's or higher for 30 minutes to burn off one can of Coke, did I cut it out of my diet. Oh sure, there are moments of weakness, maybe once every 3 months or so, when I'm fiending so badly and nothing can take the place of a Coca Cola... but I have substituted it with bottles of water and Crystal Lite instead. You can do it. It is worth it to give up soda pop.

daveawayfromhome said...

Iced tea and grapes. Strawberries are good, too. I've done it before, I can do it again. The real bugaboo is exercise.

Prince of Thrift said...

according to snoopes your coke info is mostly urban legend

daveawayfromhome said...

Well, I did say "unsubstantiated".