What Happens in The Stomach When We Drink Coca-Cola? (VIDEO)
Sugary drinks are considered a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay and let’s be honest, we all consume Coca-Cola. But have you ever wondered how our bodies respond to these drinks after consumption?
According to British pharmacist Niraj Naik the intense sweetness of Coca-Cola as a result of its high sugar content should make us vomit as soon as it enters the body. However, the phosphoric acid in the beverage dulls the sweetness, enabling us to keep the drink down.
Blood sugar levels increase dramatically within 20 minutes of drinking the Cola, explains Naik, causing a burst of insulin. The liver then turns the high amounts of sugar circulating our body into fat.
Within 40 minutes, the body has absorbed all of the caffeine from the Cola, causing a dilation of pupils and an increase in blood pressure. By this point, the adenosine receptors in the brain have been blocked, preventing fatigue.
According to experts the way Coca-Cola stimulates these centers is comparable to the effects of heroin, making us want another can.
Watch this video below, where Coke is added in stomach acid and perhaps, this chemical reaction will change your mind, the next time you want to drink Coca-Cola.