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Water or Coke? You decide......(Important facts about dehydration) ....
by hydration
Sunday Feb 19th, 2006 6:16 AM
90% of headaches are caused by dehydration.
This is really an eye opener.... Water or Coke?

1. 75% of N. Americans are chronically dehydrated.
2. 37% of N. Americans, thirst mechanism is so weak it is often mistaken for
hunger.
3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down 1's metabolism as much as 3%.
4. 1 glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100%
of dieters, from University of Washington study.
5. Lack-of-water is #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
6. Preliminary research indicates 8 glasses of water/day could significantly
ease back & joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
7. Mere 2% drop in body-water can trigger fuzzy, short-term memory, trouble
with basic math, & difficulty focusing on a pc screen or printed page.
8. 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus
it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, & one is 50% less likely to
develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE:

1. In many states highway patrol carries 2 gal of coke in their trunk to
remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke & it will be gone in 2 days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour can of Coca-Cola into toilet bowl & let the
"real thing" sit for 1 hr, then flush clean . Citric acid in Coke removes
stains from vitreous china.
4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub bumper with rumpled-up
piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour can of Coca-Cola over
the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted
bolt for several min, so acid can loosen it.
7. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy
clothes, add detergent & run through a regular cycle. Coca-Cola will help
loosen grease stains.
8. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info:

1. 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 &
is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate), commercial trucks must use the
hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
3. Distributors of Coke have been using it to clean the engines of their
trucks for about 20 yrs!

Now question is, would you like a coke or glass of water?
by VOA in NPR, Drug in Your Drink
Sunday Feb 19th, 2006 7:36 AM
Wikipedia: "The FDA receives more complaints related to aspartame than any other food additive. Concerns about aspartame frequently revolve around symptoms and health conditions that are allegedly caused by the sweetener. The 92 health effects reported to the FDA are: abdominal pain, anxiety attacks, arthritis, asthma, asthmatic reactions, bloating/edema, blood sugar control problems (hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia), brain cancer (Pre-approval studies in animals), breathing difficulties, burning eyes or throat, burning urination, inability to think clearly, chest pains, chronic cough, chronic fatigue, confusion, death, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, excessive thirst or hunger, fatigue, feeling 'unreal', flushing of face, hair loss (baldness) or thinning of hair, headaches/migraines, hearing loss, heart palpitations, hives (Urticaria), hypertension (high blood pressure), impotency and sexual problems, inability to concentrate, infection susceptibility, insomnia, irritability, itching, joint pains, laryngitis, "like thinking in a fog," marked personality changes, memory loss, menstrual problems or changes, muscle spasms, nausea or vomiting, numbness or tingling of extremities, other allergic-like reactions, panic attacks, phobias, poor memory, rapid heartbeat, rashes, seizures and convulsions, slurring of speech, swallowing pain, tachycardia, tremors, tinnitus, vertigo, vision loss, and weight gain."

Between Bush I and Bush II-- Defense Secretary and the Man Who says he Enjoys Standing, DONALD RUMSFELD WORKED FOR ASPARTAME'S MAKER, G.D. SEARLE Co. owned by Monsanto. With his PR help, Aspartame was rammed through FDA approval-- a drug, reclassified as a food. Aspartame has been a bonanza to the soft drink manufacturers and Nutrasweet.

The Wikipedia article on Aspartame provides the info-- note: Rumsfeld's neme is routinely erased-- so read the History of the article, and check the links.
by is dandy...
Sunday Feb 19th, 2006 11:00 AM
...but liquor's quicker!!
by sorry to burst the bubble
Sunday Feb 19th, 2006 11:56 PM
As much as i love water, a lot of what you said about coke is jsut false. I'm sure your familair with the show MythBusters, and if not, its a show dedicated to busting urban legends like the ones you just spouted off.

because there are so many urban legends surrounding coke, they did an entire episode about it. heres what they found

Cola blood stain remover: BUSTED. It does not remove enough blood to be effective.

Chrome Cleaning Cola: CONFIRMED. Cola can be used to clean chrome.

Rusty bolts: BUSTED. Cola does nothing to a rusted screw.

Penny Cleaner: CONFIRMED. After 24 hours the only dirty parts on the penny were thouse exposed to an air pocket.

Tooth dissolve: BUSTED. Phosphoric acid dissolves teeth better than cola.

Steak dissolve: BUSTED. The meat was tenderized but not dissolved.

Battery Terminal: BUSTED. No difference between using baking soda and cola.

Degreaser: BUSTED. cola will not remove grease from clothes or engines.

Spermicide: BUSTED. Cola will not kill sperm.
by selena
Monday Jul 16th, 2007 8:44 PM
Products And Packaging Myths & Rumors
Rumor: Soft drinks cause dehydration, leading to cancer
This particular rumor claims that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated, and that by drinking five glasses of water each day, the risks of certain types of cancer are greatly reduced. The dehydration is blamed on the substitution of soft drinks for water in many Americans' diets.
Our Response: All beverages are a source of water. In addition, many foods provide additional water. Soft drinks, like other beverages and foods, are sources of water. The vast majority of healthy people adequately meet their daily hydration needs by consuming beverages at meals and otherwise letting thirst be their guide, according to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).The NAS report refers to total water, which includes the water contained in beverages and the moisture in foods, to avoid confusion with drinking water only. The reference level of nearly 4 quarts for adult men and nearly 3 quarts for adult women per day covers the expected needs of healthy, sedentary people in temperate climates.

According to the NAS 2004 Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate, all beverages, including those that are caffeinated, contribute to hydration. While concerns have been raised that caffeine has a diuretic effect, research shows this effect is temporary, and there is no convincing evidence that caffeine leads to dehydration. Therefore, the NAS concluded that when it comes to meeting daily hydration needs, caffeinated beverages can contribute as much as noncaffeinated options.
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