The One Healthy Switch You Can Do TODAY + Cleaning Tips

A little soda now and then isn’t gonna kill you. 

But if you completely substitute your water intake with soda, it sure isn’t the best either.

Fine – we all know how not-good soda is for us. Or do we? I found this article somewhere in the cyber world, but that doesn’t make it any less truthful. I found this comparison to be very unique. Keep reading and you’ll see what I mean!

“1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.” (That is crazy!)

“2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.” (Explains a thing or two…)

“3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 30%.” (So keep drinking that water if you’re looking to loose weight. Seriously.)

“4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.”

“5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.” (…and stay awake and alert throughout the day.)

“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.”

“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.”

Ok, so that sounds pretty good. But how much water do you need to drink a day? It depends who you ask. I would say around 1,5 liters a day if your diet is varied and rich in vegetables. Remember: drinking too much water is not good either, as it can flush out very necessary vitamins and minerals from your system!

“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.” (Yummy, right?!)

“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 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.”

So, this sounds pretty insane, right? Well, here comes the description:

“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!”

Q: But, what abour diet coke and sodas in general? Are they not better for you, less sugar etc?

A: No. A thousand times no. Because of the artificial ingredients it may even be worse. This is a topic for another blog post sometime in the future!

I also know you may prefer to digest science through videos, so I have included two for your viewing pleasure below:

And to finish this post off, it is time for some Friday humor:


Now that we know how to clean our toilets and all, 😉 the remaining question is, have you noticed a change in your energy while drinking water instead of soda? Or the other way around?! Go on, post your comments about your experiences below!

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