Before you pop the tab on your next can of Coca-cola, you might want to take a gander at this infographic. Or you might not.
A health crusader, who calls himself the Renegade Pharmacist, put together a handy guide for all the ways one can of coke messes with your body.
Pretty devastating, right?
Coke is not just high in high fructose corn syrup, but it is also packed with refined salts and caffeine. Regular consumption of these ingredients in the high quantities you find in Coke and other processed foods and drinks, can lead to higher blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
However a small amount now and then wont do any major harm. The key is moderation!
We should all know by now the health risks associated with soda due to its highly acid forming recipe of sugar, carbonated water and additives like salt and phosphorous.
But a recent Gallup poll reveals that 48 percent of surveyed Americans – nearly half! still drink soda on a daily basis. What's more, among those who drank soda, the average daily intake was 2.6 glasses per day.
Maybe skip the soft drink and go right for the whiskey tonight, what do you say?
Just kidding. Take care of yourself.