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Beer or Coke

  1. anujagarwal profile image64
    anujagarwalposted 8 years ago

    Which is less harmful -
    A glass of Beer or A glass of Soft-drink (Coke, Pepsi)

    1. Lady_E profile image74
      Lady_Eposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Soft Drink?  Let us know the answer towards the end of the thread.

    2. nicomp profile image68
      nicompposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, no one's been pulled over for Driving under the Influence of pop.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That is an excellent point.
        I won't drink and drive. I also won't drink coke or pepsi.

    3. andromida profile image61
      andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think a glass of both would not be so bad.

  2. simplyjo profile image56
    simplyjoposted 8 years ago

    Sorry to sound like a dull bore but i'd go for a glass of coke.. I quit drinking after a terrible incident last year.

    1. anujagarwal profile image64
      anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it seems you enjoyed drinking before that breath-taking incident...

  3. profile image0
    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    I don't think that either are harmful in moderation. Its when you start drinking 6 pints of beer a day, or 2 litres of coke a day, that you need to start worrying about your health.

    1. anujagarwal profile image64
      anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Does it mean 2 pints of beer or 600 ml of coke does not harm our body.

      1. profile image0
        ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think that having a couple of pints is going to do much harm to your body to be honest with you. In fact, to the contrary, certain alcohol's can be beneficial when consumed in moderation. For example, a small glass of red wine each day is supposed to be good for your heart.

        I don't really drink much now, but as a teenager I would go out and get paralytic two or three times a week. If I was still doing that now (5/6 years later) then I would probably be worried about the state of my liver.... other than that, it does not worry me in the slightest.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
          Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          like this glass size ryan lol

          http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:k7qtrDI8sYC8qM:http://www.vat19.com/webimages/5-for-1-beer-glass/large-beer-glass-holds-giant-beers.jpg

        2. anujagarwal profile image64
          anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That is right ryankett, those days were good/funny when you do not really worry for health much, but now we got some responsibilities and started looking at our health smile

  4. wesleycox profile image81
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    Coke

  5. goodfriendiam profile image54
    goodfriendiamposted 8 years ago

    i believe neither, it is only how much thought you put in to it would make it harmful.

    1. anujagarwal profile image64
      anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      well that is good one... do not think just drink and be happy smile

  6. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Well neither is good in excess of course. But I drink plenty of both and I'm still alive wink

    1. anujagarwal profile image64
      anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      good to know Janetta smile

  7. Eaglekiwi profile image80
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Coke
    Its the real thing lol

    Probably both bad as either one screws up ya liver.

    Actually that makes me think , wonder if our livers were healthier( say 50/60 yrs ago) before carbonated drinks or less sugar period.

  8. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I like an occasional coke.  I'm not fond of beer.

    1. anujagarwal profile image64
      anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      occasional coke!
      You must be health conscious and having a good health Jane...

  9. cynthiaalise profile image60
    cynthiaaliseposted 8 years ago

    Actually, I think that ironically, a can of coke is worse than a can of beer.  The Coke has a not of unnatural acidic ingredients that can tear at your system. 

    Beer are usually more natural.  This is good as long as you are only having one of them.

  10. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Neither of them offers any nutrition, and too much of either isn't great; but I'd have to say Coke is less harmful, based on the fact that drinking too much Coke doesn't generally lead to vomiting and/or being drunk and/or alcohol poisoning and/or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  I'm not saying Coke is good or doesn't cause potentially serious problems.  I just think, ounce-for-ounce, beer is worse.

  11. kmackey32 profile image69
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I can't stand the taste of beer but drink lots of pepsi!

  12. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    Neither. Both are really hard on the liver. They offer no nutritional value. Beer is empty calories and lots of carbs! Soda is lots of sugar. Especially stay away from diet sodas which contain artificial sweeteners that are known carcinogens.

  13. Ambition profile image53
    Ambitionposted 8 years ago

    sorry kristie believe it or not but pepsi is harmful than a beer.

    i will prefer beer if i can maintain a good healthy diet.

    1. profile image43
      badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Red wine is way better for yer health smile

      1. Colebabie profile image58
        Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Captain, some guy keeps calling me "sweetheart" and "darling" over in the religion forum. Can you make him walk the plank please?

        1. profile image43
          badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Post me the link smile

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Amen.

        1. profile image43
          badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile

      3. profile image0
        Imthisgirlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        mmm wine...can you see me drooling??

  14. kmackey32 profile image69
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    oh well, Ill stick to the pepsi anyhow..

  15. profile image0
    Sidney Rayneposted 8 years ago

    I am straight edge...so don't drink alcohol. But really I don't drink any sort of soft drinks as well...too much sugar and being that I am already to the gills in the hyperactivity department...no need to add fuel to fire.

    Diet drinks...yeccchhh....heartburn

    Water or coffee...occasionally a Monster Lo-Carb when sleep has not graced my presence and I need the kick in the arse.

    BTW...that dude is creepy Colebabie...yikes!

  16. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I don't drink beer but I think it is healthier than soft drinks.

  17. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Neither is good for you.

    What's interesting is that people are automatically assuming that the alcohol is worse than the corn syrup (bad, empty calories) and the carbonation (leeches minerals).

    But really the problem is that you've thrown out a general type of beverage vs a specific name brand soft drink.  I know lots of microbrews that would literally be healthier than a Coke brand soft drink.

  18. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    I will tell you something for a fact, Pepsi Max is so full of caffeine it gave me heart palputations wheras a full bottle of red wine just gave me a good nights sleep, oh and red teeth but I found it washes out ok in the morning.

  19. E. A. Wright profile image86
    E. A. Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Go for water.

    1. profile image43
      badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I do 5 nights, 2 nights I like to chill !

  20. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Pepsi (and other soft drinks)has high fructose corn syrup,caffiene, sugar, colorings, phosphoric acid, caffeine, citric acid and 'natural' flavors. 

    Beer is a food made from natural ingredienets: hops, yeast, barley and malt. It is a good source magnesium, potassium, and niacin. Also has some protein calcium and other vitamins and Minerals. Studies have shown that Moderate (1 or 2 glasses a day) can reduce blood clots, lower rates of heart disease, improve mental function and bone density-- it might help reduce triglycerides and 'bad' cholesteral.

    1. anujagarwal profile image64
      anujagarwalposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      As per this post, beer seems to be very less harmful as comparison to soft-drinks. But yeah, red wine would definitely be least harmful.
      As many said beer will make you drunk, question is only for a 'single glass' of either (beer or coke). smile

      1. Colebabie profile image58
        Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry but beer doesn't have any amounts of vitamins or minerals to affect a person's diet. Some beers have minimal amounts of protein. But its Carbs Carbs Carbs and a little sodium. Maybe homemade or organic beer may be more nutritional, but not the stuff ya get in a bar.
        As detailed in an article by Nanci Grayson, RD, alcohol consumption directly impacts nutrition. “The process of metabolizing alcohol requires nutrients. As the liver decreases its supply of these nutrients, the blood stream is called upon to replenish the supply. As a result, body cells are deprived of critical nutrients and normal body functions suffer.”
        http://www.bacchusgamma.org/alcohol-nutrition.asp

  21. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    No Beer, No alcohol.
    No coke, no Pepsi.
    Drink milk and fresh juice.
    Thanks,
    Jyoti Kothari

  22. blondepoet profile image70
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    A beer has malt in it I am sure, so I will vote for the beer smile

  23. Ladybird33 profile image63
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    Beer is less harmful, coke has more sugar but by far, drink water and wine, it's the best smile

  24. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    Any one for milk or fruit juice/
    Jyoti Kothari

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Both are good. . . and water.

  25. BODYandSOUL profile image56
    BODYandSOULposted 8 years ago

    I'll go for coke, although I seldom drink softdrink as well! I'm a juice lover! smile

  26. spidergirl364 profile image54
    spidergirl364posted 8 years ago

    Both are very very bad for you...I mean not good at all, but beer is worse by a longshot.  You wont get a hangover from a soda.

  27. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    I thought I would add to this post. Beer or Coke?
    Both can do harm actually in excess.
    But I will share something about soft drinks from experience.

    I am an electrician. There are jobs I have been on that the walls of a building are Block. We electrician have to install metal conduits (pipe) into the block walls so we can get wires down them for outlets.
    Sometimes while the walls are being constructed and we have to piece these pipes together as the wall gets taller...the "morter" that goes between the blocks to seal them together...will accidently (hum, hum) get into the pipes and dry by the time I need to get wiring down them.

    How do I clear out the conduits/pipes? 

    I take a can of Coke/Pepsi or another brand and pour it down the conduit/pipe. Wait just a few minutes, sometimes longer....and out flows the "dissolved morter!"

    Think about what coke is like in our stomachs.

    And btw...I do still drink coke products, just not like I use to.

  28. SparklingJewel profile image74
    SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago

    check out my hub "Soda Pop is Unhealthy" for some latest research facts and figures.

    I haven't researched beer, so can't compare.

  29. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    Can't decide...question too difficult...head hurts!...http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g24/LisaMznutz/Smilies/BlowUpSmilie.gif

    1. blondepoet profile image70
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Would you like a Red Bull Wayne then you will have energy to decide. smile

      http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee19/KimCandy2/Funny/35030gh.gif

      1. waynet profile image72
        waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        haha that looks like my gran!! yep red bull would be nice!!

        1. blondepoet profile image70
          blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee19/KimCandy2/Funny/LOLdog.gif

  30. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    beer for today, coke for tomorrow after too many beers

  31. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/2628475732_e016bf53e6.jpg?v=0

    Why choose?

  32. vanzant730 profile image65
    vanzant730posted 8 years ago

    Most defiantly Coke. It cleans the tartar off of your teeth.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      . . .  and the enamel.

  33. Chloe Comfort profile image56
    Chloe Comfortposted 8 years ago

    Dr. Pepper over either!

  34. caulfli profile image59
    caulfliposted 8 years ago

    Coke has a ph level of 2.4 (acidic) it will dissolve a tooth, next time your child loses a tooth leave it in a glass of Coke overnight.

    Coke is great for cleaning your car battery, but not for drinking.

    Coke funded a Million dollar reasearch effort and as luck would have it the American Dental Association (ADA) found that it was not harmful to the teeth.

    Soft drinks also leach calcium from the bones and degrade the gums. 

    If you're addicted and can't set it down, use a straw at least you'll save the front of your mouth.

    Something in Coke changes the chemistry of the brain much like other addictive drugs, which is why like smoking and other ugly habits you want a Coke when you're stressed, bored, etc.

    Why else would we become enslaved to such a substance?

    As for beer, if you can do it without getting drunk and without causing someone else to get off the sober ranch - Cheers to you!

  35. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    Crown Royal (Limited Edition) Alcohol

  36. drummer boy profile image59
    drummer boyposted 8 years ago

    Not sure which would be more harmful.  I guess it would depend on who we were talking about.  If you are a recovering alcoholic and sober I would say the beer is more harmful.  The next question is harmful to who?  I have never seen anyone hit someone over a Pepsi but have over a beer.

  37. marshallengines profile image54
    marshallenginesposted 8 years ago

    Both are harmful.......

  38. Premiertimesol profile image52
    Premiertimesolposted 8 years ago

    Both Coke and Beer are not good to our health.........

 
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