Monday, June 7, 2010

Water or Coke

Got this email yesterday and I think this will really make you think:


#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.  (Likely applies to half the world population)

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


#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  wndshield.


#1 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.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

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

Now the question is: would you like a glass of water? or Coke?


Anonymous said...

I like your blog,... nice post keep blogging... said...

Well I for one, have never had any urge whatsoever to drink coke, and now I am awfully pleased that I don't! Thanks for this imformative post! Suzie x

LizBeth said...

I think Water #2 is spot on. I've been trying to remember to drink water before snacking when I feel hungry. But the glass at midnight . . . . . well, it might do a lot for hunger pains, but I'd sure like to sleep through the night!!

Liz, The Republic

Karine said...

One word: Yikes!!!

I'm awful glad I don't drink Coke...and that I've started to make an effort to drink more water!

Anonymous said...

I drink Coke Zero (a can once in a while) AND a lot of water and green tea :-)

Not that I'm going to take Coke's side but I believe a lot of these statements about Coke are just urban legends, I remember seeing them on Snopes.

Cherie said...

Gill, while I agree it is always preferable to drink water over coke, I did check this on snopes and most of the information is false

bad penny said...

Oh My Goodness ! I only have a coke very occasionally and I MUST drink more water !!!!!!!

The Witch said...

Great info. I never drink Coke or Pepsi. I can't handle the fizz.
I guess that's a good thing.
Water I do drink a lot at work but seem to slack off when the weekend arrives.
I'll have to do better after reading this info.

Laurie said...

I hardly ever drink Coke. I don't think I could "stomach" it anymore after reading these facts about it!

Jess said...

definitely a good post for everyone to read.

Love, Jess

Josie said...

good post, I already knew about coke#3 and yes it does really work!
Josie x

that british woman s brother said...

water hands down

mommanator said...

all I can say is yikes!and glad I dont drink it

Rose said...

I am afraid I am a Coke drinker...though I really have cut down. You would think I would have enough sense to totally quit.