on a serious note, a glass of coke with your meal is good for your digestion, this goes unnoticed because most of us usually drink gallons of it, also if children have a cold or the flu doctors in my country recommend giving them coke instead of milk as long as they have a lot of flem.
Coke aids with digestion because it is a strong acid. Phosphoric acid I believe. I wouldn't really recommend making it a regular thing as stomach and digestion problems can also arise from even one glass of Coke a day. I've always been under the belief that Police officers carry raw coke syrup in their cruisers to clean blood off roadways...
I love tea, too. But here I must do with my own brewed tea. There is no place that serves tea that I like. Who wants to drink tea that is served in a plastic or styrofoam cup? I love fine things so I drink it from my china and carpe diem.
I grew up on Tea (southern boy with southern momma) and we had tea for EVERYTHING! But, I stopped cold turkey when I was 17 and never looked back! Coke on the other hand has proven to be much much worse.
If I had a wife and a hubby that would be interesting. I have neither so it's all mine! And thanks. I'm going to print this legal binding contract out and take it to the bank and get my deposit. (pics of car and suit to follow shortly)
My sister is addicted to Coke, for as long as I can remember. It starts as breakfast the same way I enjoy a coffee. My addiction is coffee and then later in the day (night) red wine, so who am I to judge?
There's just something about the taste of coke that is irresistible. If only they could make one with little to no calories and which won't cause cancer in lab animals (e.g., whatever they put in diet coke).
Two a day is two too much. I don't know how old you are, but there will come a time (maybe) when you'll want to protect your kidneys and your liver. My vice was a Mountain Dew habit for about 10 years, and walked around with 40 extra pounds because of all its sugary sweetness. What does phosphoric acid, caffeine and the other ingredients listed on the can do for you? Nothing. When I quit, I was in massive pain from the withdrawal headaches. For days, it felt like someone was hitting me in the head with Thor's hammer. No kidding!
Oh no, I agree!! I am trying to stop . I too used to be very addicted to Mt Dew.. I used to drink 3-5 bottles a day!! I took me several years to wean myself off it and the only way I could do it was to start drinking coke. Now I'm slowly weaning myslef from that.
Maybe you could try sparkling water with juice or Italian soda added to taste. Reduce the amount of natural juice or Italian soda you add each day until you have only sparkling water or sparkling water and lemon or lime slices.
I'm a diet coke addict my self. Taste great with no calories. However, everytime I try to stop I get horrible headaches. I know it's not good for me and I'm just not sure what to do. For now, just keep drinking.
Okay, how's this? It's a robber who gets by with his dirty work, not often getting the blame for robbing people of self-control, money, the best health, etc.. That's true of any addiction. It's also a killer who gets by with his dirty work, almost never getting the blame for killing people's opportunity to be their best in life, nor for killing their health in little bits and pieces and contributing greatly to the final demise of people's bodies in this life. I read many of the posts and skimmed the rest. One said that the acids and other ingredients do nothing for our bodies, but they are royally wrong. They do much for our bodies, none of it good. I am addicted to the stuff of this topic. The sight of the red label makes my mouth water, but if I drink it I don't feel as well as if I don't drink it. I've done the reading. I say no to it 99.9% of the time. That other 1%? Boy do I enjoy that rare coke, but my body always reminds me of how foolish I was to drink it and I am at the age where it reminds me in short order, so my 1% is diminishing. There is plenty of info on the ingredients contained in colas. Caffeine presents problems, but it's the least of one's worries, particularly where diet sodas are concerned. The withdrawal is worth it. Make up your mind. Best wishes! My helpful tip? When I look at it I say the word "poison" in my head, sometimes out loud.
Ive given up buying it, and now only do water with maybe orange juice or home made iced tea, to break the boredom...
Been 3 weeks now, so glad to be rid of 48grams of sugar from every can. Diet tates disgusting and just more chemicals..
Wont say I will never drink Coke again ,but least now I know ,I dont have to have it.
Gotta say too ,certain foods like hamburgers or fried foods ,I could never have ever imagined NOT having some kind of soda/fizzy,I mean they went together like twins....but not anymore lol ( I separated the twins -lol)
Oh how I love the fizzy sugary goodness. What I do is fill up a glass with crushed ice, helps keep the tingle burn you get and pour ONE can over the crushed ice, and sip with a straw. If you are serious about cutting down, do the above and sub club soda. It gives you the tingle burn minus the sugar and acidity.
My vices are cigarettes and coke a cola! But, am going to have to limit my coke as I found out that my Cholesterol was high. I never knew that drinking so much coke as I do? Would create that problem. So, am starting to add club soda to it, so that I can withdrawl from it without the headaches. But, I have never gained weight. That could be because I have always been active. But, after finding out my numbers this last month? I almost had heart failure!. LOL.. But on a serious note. A Dr actually started me smoking at the age of 23! Because I have exzema? Appearantly when my father was in the Army this is what they had him do. Though he lived to be 92 years old, I could not believe that a Dr would have condoned this. But, go figure. My Dr at the time? Had been a Military MD as well! So, that got me started smoking and it wasn't hard as I was around smokers! Now? I am the only one that smokes and I want to quit. However I need to find someway to do that. Chantix doesn't work for me! Any ideas? Besides cold turkey? That has not helped at all.Great Hub!
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