Water or Coke?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by dinkbuster1, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    received this in an e-mail today, pretty intiresting! i developed a kidney infection about 2 months ago and decided to stop drinking pop anyways, just water and juices now for me. ...

    WATER OR COKE?
    This is really an eye opener... Water or Coke? We all know that water is
    important but I've never seen it written down like this before.


    WATER


    1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.


    2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often
    mistaken for hunger.


    3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much 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 for 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.


    And now for the properties of COKE:


    1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of
    coke in the truck 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 in! to 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: Applying 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 the 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 a load of greasy
    clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will
    help loosen grease stains.


    9. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


    For Your Info:


    1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will
    dissolve a nail in about 4days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from
    bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.


    2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use
    the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.


    3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of
    their trucks for about 20 years!


    Now the question is, would you like a coke or a glass of water? Have A
    Great Day and Share It With Others
     
  2. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    if you want to remove paint pour coke on it it bubbles it off after a while
     

  3. mcwrestler

    mcwrestler New Member

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    Just some info:
    Citric acid is in orange juice, and sometimes high quantities.
    The human stomach has a ph level between 1 and 2 usually nearer to one.I agree that it is not healthy, thats why I drink rootbeer:rolleyes: lol. I drink tons of coke but I have found that many products have the same dangers. I drink water during the wrestling season and cut out cokes, it cuts back on my weight but as for other things, I hardly notice. I blame political science and my roomate for my sleepiness.
     
  4. M_anstrom

    M_anstrom New Member

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    Just use my method... go to sams club buy a whole bunch of the Arizona iced tea... or just give up and drink MtDew...LOL
    but as they say... gotta die from something:crying:
     
  5. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    May be true I dont know but it will clean blood as proved by Mythbusters on Discovery channel

    Doesnt actualy do this as proven by Mythbusters it will break it down but it looks nasty


    This is true

    This is true
     
  6. tanner

    tanner New Member

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  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I remember that quite a few years ago, I knew someone who sold medical testing equipment and showed medical personnel how to use it. Some of this equipment was used to test a number of things that showed overall 'wellness' of nursing home patients. While he didn't find it unusual that some tested high on 'wellness', and others tested low, he also found that almost all of the patients testing high consumed large amounts of water; almost all patients testing very low consumed low amounts of water. He also found that of patients in their late 80s and 90s, a much larger percentage of them consumed large amounts of water as compared to the overall national average consumption.

    I just had a thought. (dangerous, everyone take cover) Most of us know about some, if not all, of those 'properties of coke' listed above. Has anyone tried running these same tests on plain carbonated water? Just curious as to whether the problem is due to the cola syrup or the carbonated water.
     
  8. M_anstrom

    M_anstrom New Member

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    I'll test it this weekend..lol give me something to do...
     
  9. dwreel

    dwreel New Member

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    And one more thing: Coca Cola's profit margin is 30%.

    Coke makes me thirsty. I think my body is telling me something.
     
  10. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    jtrew they did that on Mythbusters on the discovery channel, I think was Bi carbonate or something like that.
     
  11. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    In the early days of this soda many people became addicted to it because of the coca ingredient.

    Don't forget about Pepsi (much nastier)

    Soda will destroy you kidneys if you drink nothing else.

    Do these people who make this crap care about you, I don't think so...
     
  12. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    After reading all this I think I will stick to my beer!
    Bill
     
  13. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    A lot of this stuff is true, however it's not just coke ANY carbonated soda; Coke, Pepsi, Mt. Dew, pick your poison. :) I imagine beer will do the same.
    This message brought to you by a Coca Cola employee with frequent bladder infections. LOL

    Eric
     
  14. kbgrillin

    kbgrillin New Member

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    My wife drinks coke like it's going out of style, and she has had bladder problems. As for me, I drink iced tea and water and I have never had bladder problems. (knock on wood) Thank GOD.
     
  15. jim

    jim New Member

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    :) One caution before you go out and guzzle 5 gallons of water to stop your joints from aching etc etc.As in all things you CAN over do it.We lost a Marine a while back during the summer because he was consuming the required rate for high activity in extremely hot weather.High water consumption can cause you to go into shock and die because it depletes the bodies supplies of salt and electrolytes.Which is what happened.For most Americans that consume to much salt with their daily intake of food this isn't much of a problem but it can happen.Last year when I went on my weekly ski trip to Colo,I was drinking lots of water as usual at high altitude,as is recommended yet at night I was having problems with cramps in my legs.An EM tech told me to use Gatorade or any of the electrolyte drinks or add a little salt to my diet as I hardly use it.I switched and in one day no problem.There is no doubt however that most of us don't get enough water.8 glasses a day and you wont believe how much better you will feel.Of course you will also "Go" more but that of itself is a cleansing process.If you drink Ice water you can lose 10lbs a year simply because your body burns more calories "Heating" the water back up to body temp.:rolleyes: ;) :)
     
  16. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    I've always loved Coke... really got better about 20 years ago when they started using Aspartame and made it calorie free! I can drink 2 liter bottle a day in the summer time.
    Now don't tell me that Aspartame is poison, I've already read that junk. :p
     
  17. redneckdrum

    redneckdrum New Member

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    Letting your ham soak in Coca Cola while cooking to make gravy? Has anyone actually done this?If so,post it,it sounds yummy.:p
     
  18. claycntyjoe

    claycntyjoe New Member

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    I'm just glad they haven't found any bad drawbacks to coffee. :big_smile:

    My wife is looking for any reason to make me cut back.
     
  19. Gator

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    Coffee Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Black no sugar
     
  20. OBXterraSC

    OBXterraSC New Member

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    If it doesn't have alcohol in it, It's water for me. All day every day. Another interesting fact: equal parts Coke and ketchup makes great BBQ sauce!