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WATER OR COKE?---- read for yourselves and you make the choice!!!!

This is really an eye opener.... Water or Coke?
We all know that water is important but I've never
seen it written down like this before.

WATER

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak
that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism
as much as 3%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs
for almost100% 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 and decrease mouth lesions by 72%.

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.

And now for the properties of COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries
two gallons of Coke in the truck 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:
Applying 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 the 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 a 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 windshield.

For Your Info

1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.
Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones
and is a major contributor to the rising increase in
osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate)
the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material
place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.

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

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?
 

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i usually drink one can of pop a day..., but i follow it up with a glass or two of water.

and the dark pops are the only ones that have phosphoric acid. sprite, mt dew, etc dont have it.
 

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hehe Pop haven't heard that since a long time ago. Soda pop was big when iwas like 7 cause of where i lived. Now its just soda. Soda has eaten the enamel off of my teeth. Its actually very slightly visible. It doens't help that i have a high decay rate due to my genetics, but im sure coke or other sodas didn't help. Im dont with them completely now. Except when im drinkin.
 

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We used to be huge in soap box derby racing and traveled a lot to races and met people from all over the place. It is funny all the different thing you hear pop called. Some call it Soda, some pop, some people just call everything coke. I asked what kinds of pop a restaurant in California had once and the wiater just gave me this blank stare, he had no clue what I was talking about.
 

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4 Cam Bird said:
I asked what kinds of pop a restaurant in California had once and the wiater just gave me this blank stare, he had no clue what I was talking about.
he was thinking "geez this guy thinks I'm a dealer? I don't even know which drug "pop" refers to!"
 

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Let me briefly go over this again:

I need one glass to shut down my midnight hunger pangs.
Then another 8-10 glasses to ease the joint pain.
I need to raise my body water by 2% because the TCCoA website looks kinda fuzzy.
Then 5 more glasses to decrease the risk of colon cancer.

So we need 14-16 glasses of water a day and plus whatever makes up 2% of our body water. :rolleyes:

Maybe I'm not thinking straight because I'm dehydrated :)

BTW, I rarely drink Pepsi/Coke. "Nature's Own" Apple Juice rules!!!

Jim
 

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yeah, while the dark colored pops contain ascorbic acid, many of the clear pops have a lot of citric acid (how strong is malic acid?). citric acid is what really gets my canker sores going.

96-3.8lx:

what's phosphoric acid? the only dark pop i have is root beer (gave up caffeine a while ago) and it doesnt say phosphoric acid in the ingredients, but it does say ascorbic (which i've also heard has a low pH).

95LX:

you need fluids! 8-10 glasses of water a day is what i've been told since elementary school. i dont know how that's possible. i bought a bottle of water today and man i cannot stand that stuff. i was gagging trying to put it down. i think i'm spoiled on flavored drinks. bleh. water just doesnt taste right to me if it's not going straight from the faucet into my mouth (wheezin like encino man). athletic water bottles are alright, but is it just me, or does water not taste right coming from a 20oz bottle?
 

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VicRattlehead said:
'soda' thats for all you slow southern people.

'pop' is for us fast northerners.
huh?

I have lived down here for the majority of my life, and I'll be darned if I ever hear anyone down here call it "soda". Most common term is Coke, no matter what it is.

You ask for a Coke down here, the waiter/waitress/kid behind the couter, will ask you what kind.:D
 

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Those acids only have a low pH when they're in a pure solution. The fact that there are many other types of ions floating around in soda means that spontaneous bonds will occur and pH will rise.
 

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soda is not south. Soda is more midwest. pop is north. Soda pop is only in a couple places on the coasts and coke is for down south. Took a trip to nashville 2 years ago and i asked for a coke. Umm what kind. Umm coke.
 

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I'd do her body good too!

There is a little kid that comes in the store i work at (I think here mom owns the shop next door) and she calls soda "Tingle Fizz Fuzz"

I've heard other people call it tonic, and others soda pop.
 

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my new addiction involves sierra mist.
I really miss "cactus juice" alot of the guys out west will know what I mean, its an orange type soda. We don't get it out here, and i'm kinda bummed.



JH
 

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No Coke here. Actually, I drink very little in the way of a carbonated pop or soda. Beer for me! :zbeer:

In the efforts to reduce costs, the building I work at during the day removed the water dispensers. It was easy to get the amount of water needed during the day.
 
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