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I just got this email from a coworker

I have given up on sodas and what not for good old water myself but thought this was a good read and wanted to pass it on.


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> 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.
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> WATER
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> 1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
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> 2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often
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> mistaken for hunger.
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> 3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
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> 4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for
> almost100% of
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> the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
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> 5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
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> 6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could
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> significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
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> 7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
> trouble
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> with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a
> printed page.
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> 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
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> likely to develop bladder cancer.
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> And now for the properties of COKE
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> 1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of
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> Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
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> 2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in
> two
> days.
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> 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
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> removes stains from vitreous china.
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> 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.
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> 5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of
> Coca-Cola
> over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
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> 6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the
> rusted bolt for several minutes.
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> 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
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> sumptuous brown gravy.
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> 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
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> help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your
> windshield.
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> For Your Info
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> 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.
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> 2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must
> use
> the Hazardous material
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> 3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of
> their
>
> trucks for about 20 years!
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> Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?
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I actually drink very little soda anymore...3-4 cans a week would be considered a lot.

I also found that you can drink too much water...it'll screw up you system just as easily as not drinking enough.
 

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Water does nothing for me but make me pee alot. id DOES NOT solve my hunger pains as people tell me it should. I drink at least 10 cups a day.

Coke filles me up as well as eats away the mucus that clogs my throat and hinders my breathing.
 

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Coke filles me up as well as eats away the mucus that clogs my throat and hinders my breathing.
Soooo...you swallow coke down your windpipe? :confused

I've been saying it for a long time. The reason SOOOOO many people are SOOOOO tired is because they're dehydrated. If I want to wake up in the mornings, I drink a big 'ole glass of water, not coffee :shake

Jamus, it takes ALOOOOOOOT of water to screw up your system. And even then, it doesn't really "screw it up". You get too much water in your blood and ya end up being a little groggy. And this is ONLY a real problem for diabetics. The average person would have to drink several gallons of water in a row to have any harm done by drinking too much water :thumb

By the way, if your urine is yellow (I mean yellow, not a hint of yellow)...you're not drinking enough water. A fully hydrated person who has cleaned most of the toxins from their body (one of the main reasons you drink water, to allow the removal of wastes) will have almost clear urine. Just a little health tip for ya folks :thumb
 

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Soooo...you swallow coke down your windpipe? :confused

I've been saying it for a long time. The reason SOOOOO many people are SOOOOO tired is because they're dehydrated. If I want to wake up in the mornings, I drink a big 'ole glass of water, not coffee :shake

Same here. I always drink a big ass glass of orange juice then a bigger glass of water.
 

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Clay said:

By the way, if your urine is yellow (I mean yellow, not a hint of yellow)...you're not drinking enough water. A fully hydrated person who has cleaned most of the toxins from their body (one of the main reasons you drink water, to allow the removal of wastes) will have almost clear urine. Just a little health tip for ya folks :thumb
So is orange ok:confused :redflip
 

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Water has 0 calories, and Coke has 100+/serving. Look at Americans...:shake

Try putting an egg in a bowl of Coke - it'll eat the shell off in a few days and leave a membrane around the yoke/white. Kinda cool.
 

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I usually drink water all day at work, but at night i like coke w/ my meal or just when i feel like it. coke might be bad for us but would about everything else we eat. I'm 90% of what most americans eat isn't go for us :shrug
 

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I agree, drink more water during the day and less coke. You will sleep better, be more hydrated, and besides, peeing lots is fun.

Here's what snopes has to say about the above e-mail:

from http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.asp

Claim: The acids in Coca-Cola not only make it a handy household cleaning product, but harmful to drink as well.

Status: False.


Origins: Many of the entries above are just simple household tips involving Coca-Cola. That you can cook and clean with Coke is relatively meaningless from a safety standpoint -- you can use a wide array of common household substances (including water) for the same purposes; that doesn't necessarily make them dangerous. The fact is that all carbonated soft drinks contain carbonic acid, which is moderately useful for tasks such as removing stains and dissolving rust deposits (although plain soda water is much better for such purposes than Coca-Cola or other soft drinks, as it doesn't leave a sticky sugar residue behind). Carbonic acid is relatively weak, however, and people have been drinking carbonated water for many years with no detrimental effects.

The rest of the claims offered here are, in a word, stupid. Coca-Cola does contain small amounts of citric acid (from the orange, lemon, and lime oils in its formula) and phosphoric acid. However, all the insinuations about the dangers these acids might pose to people who drink Coca-Cola ignore a simple concept familiar to any first-year chemistry student: concentration. Coca-Cola contains less citric acid than orange juice does, and the concentration of phosphoric acid in Coke is far too small (a mere 11 to 13 grams per gallon of syrup, or about 0.20 to 0.30 per cent of the total formula) to cause harm. The only people who proffer the ridiculous statements that Coca-Cola will dissolve a steak, a tooth, or a nail in a day or two are people who have never actually tried any of these things, because they just don't happen. (Anyone who conducts these experiments will find himself at the end of two days with a whole tooth, a whole nail, and one very soggy t-bone.)

The next time you're stopped by a highway patrolman, try asking him if he's ever cleaned blood stains off a highway with Coca-Cola. If you're lucky, by the time he stops laughing he'll have forgotten about the citation he was going to give you.

Last updated: 20 November 2001
 
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