Water or Coke?
This is really an eye opener! We all know that water is the healthier choice, but if offered a drink which would you’d choose?
Have a look at these interesting, and quite scary, facts. I found this on the interent recently, and while I can’t account for the truth of all of them, it is definitely worth thinking about.
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (No stats are available for Australia, but it likely applies to half the world population!)
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism by as much as 3%.
One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a Washington study.
Lack of water is the No.1 trigger for daytime fatigue
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for 80% of sufferers.
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.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases 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. Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?
Apparently, in many US states the highway patrol carries 2 gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coke in the toilet and let the ‘real thing’ sit for one hour, and then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke cleans vitreous china.
To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled up piece of aluminium foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coke over the terminals to bubble the corrosion away.
To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can a Coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coke will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
For your information:
The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the increase in osteoporosis
To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
Now would YOU like a glass of water or a glass of coke?