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I haven't had a Coke or any other carbonated soda drink, even artificially flavored ones, in many months and have lost weight and come off my insulin I used to take due to Type II diabetes. I don't eat processed foods, except a few hot dogs, untreated bacon and sausages now and then, and no refined grains. It all was a help in getting close to completely defeating diabetes. I think type II diabetes is mostly something we are doing to ourselves and eliminating certain poisons, like transfats as well, can defeat it.

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What Happens One Hour After Drinking A Can Of Coke
Posted On 03 May 2015
By : The Renegade Pharmacist

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Quote:Something that I noticed when working as a pharmacist was why people would still gain weight even though they were following a strict low fat diet recommended to them by their doctor.

This made me question whether it is really the ‘fat’ that causes us to gain unhealthy weight.

After seeing so many people suffering from obesity related diseases like heart disease, diabetes and the side effects of the medication they were taking, I was strongly motivated to research what actually causes people to become obese, it clearly was not just the fat they were eating!

I actually discovered that a trigger factor for many widespread diseases of the west such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes could be closely linked to the consumption of one particular substance found in many processed foods and drinks – fructose in the form of high fructose corn syrup.

Fructose is the form of high fructose corn syrup is found in pretty much all processed foods such as ready meals, fast foods, sweets and fizzy drinks and most people are totally unaware of its danger.

It is also often found in ‘low fat’ supposedly healthy alternatives and even many popular weight loss products because food with the fat taken out simply tastes horrible. High fructose corn syrup in combination with many other additives are usually added to enhance the flavor.

Glucose is the type of sugar our body loves. It gets metabolized by every cell in our body and is very easy to burn with very few toxic by-products. It also tells the brain to stop eating when you are full.

Fructose on the other hand is another type of sugar and is found in sucrose which breaks down to glucose and fructose.

Fructose is actually only metabolized by the liver and it’s very similar to ethanol (the alcohol in drinks).  When you consume it, it’s actually like ethanol but without the high. It confuses the liver and ends up making lots of bad fats in the process.  It also doesn’t signal your brain that you are full.  This is why people can drink massive cups of fizzy drinks which are high in fructose and still eat huge meals containing refined foods that are also full of fructose.

Many fruits also contain fructose, but nature has provided the antidote, as these fruits are also packed with fibre which prevents your body from absorbing too much of it.

When I advised people to reduce their consumption of high fructose corn syrup by eating lower carb/higher protein diets free from processed foods, even if they say they are healthy options, they started to lose weight and feel much better as a result.

In many cases I asked people to just stop their consumption of fizzy drinks like Coca Cola  and instead swap it with either plain water, or add some freshly squeezed lemon for flavor.

Green tea is also a great alternative, and it is one of my personal favorites because it contains alpha wave stimulating theanine that also double serves as an antidote to the harmful effects of caffeine.

Those who loved to drink tea and coffee sweetened with lots of sugar, I advised to swap with natural sweeteners like stevia instead. This alone had some remarkable results.

There are 1.6 billion servings of Coke sold each day worldwide!! A very significant percentage of that is through supermarket chains like WALMART.

Read more: http://www.coca-cola.co.uk/about-us/coca...mbers.html

So you can imagine how unpopular I became in WALMART’s head office in the UK with my information strongly advising people to stop drinking fizzy drinks like Coke!

I recently came across a great article by Wade Meredith that explains very well what happens when you drink just 1 can of Coca Cola and this applies to pretty much most caffeinated soft drinks, not just Coke!

Read more: http://www.blisstree.com/2010/06/23/ment...right-now/

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.
A diabetic friend drinks Diet Coke.

There was some stuff recently about how Diet Coke is supposedly bad for you, but when I looked into it, it turned out to be over-hyped.
(07-31-2015, 06:30 PM)Miles Immaculatae Wrote: [ -> ]A diabetic friend drinks Diet Coke.

There was some stuff recently about how Diet Coke is supposedly bad for you, but when I looked into it, it turned out to be over-hyped.

I am diabetic too. Is your friend overweight or does he have difficulty managing his blood glucose?

These two things are the most likely side-effects of aspartame consumption in diabetics. It blocks the satiating effects of carbohydrate and when eating carbs and taking aspartame, you will still crave the carbs and tend to eat more. Carbohydrate is 'kryptonite' to diabetics. It is a slowly released sugar compound and is often the ruination of a diabetic's attempts to regulate their sugar.  It was for me. I have counseled many a diabetic on this issue and just switching to another artificial sweetener is often all that is required, but even some of the others can have a more limited but similar effect. My personal favorite is stavia.

I don't know where you have obtained your information about 'diet coke' from, but the data are quite well indicative of aspartame being bad for controlling one's blood glucose. Non-diabetics (and possible diabetics as well), for instance, could develop learning difficulties and obesity from frequent consumption as well.*

Quote:*Findings from a study published in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism in 2013 found that artificial sweeteners are linked to obesity; they may increase the risk for diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease; and they may also increase the risk of learning difficulties.

“When the body responds normally to sugar, it signals that an intake of both calories and sugar has occurred so the body can release the hormones needed to prepare,” according to the study’s lead author, Susan Swithers, Ph.D., a professor of the department of psychological sciences and ingestive behavior research center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
http://www.lifescript.com/diet-fitness/a...ealth.aspx