Killjoy of the Day: This Infographic Will Ruin Coke for You

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One Infographic explains what one can of coke does to your body.
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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.

Viral Video of the Day: Ever Wonder What Will Happen When You Boil Coke?

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Genius Marketing of the Day: Coke's Answer to Social Media Problems

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Unlocking Your Inner 007 of the Day

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Let's face it: In the same way we all have a zombie plan, our instincts are movie-honed for a secret-agent scenario -- as soon as these guys are given a destination and a countdown clock, the inner Bond comes out just as the train station turns into an obstacle course.

One of the coolest marketing stunts ever.

Early Bird Special

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The polar bears from the Coke commercials? Here they are in real life.

[thanks, lisa!]

Another Follow-Up of the Day: Proponent of Shoot-First Law Loses Major Backers

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Coca-Cola, Intuit, and Kraft have joined Pepsi in renouncing membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, a right-wing, corporate-funded organization that pushed -- hard -- for the shoot-first legislation that is hampering efforts to arrest and prosecute Trayvon's Martin's shooter. ALEC also is a proponent of restrictive voter ID laws; the two issues prompted progressive advocacy African-American group Color of Change to target the group this week with a petition campaign.

[thinkprogress]