Coke Is Addictive?


Lots of folks claim that Coca-Cola is addictive.  Rumors of addictive substances within it have done the rounds for years.


However, it’s really the huge amounts of sugar and caffeine in it which

make you want to drink more.

Mind you, when it was first produced in 1894 it did contain cocaine – derived from the coca leaves that were used to flavor the syrup.

It was removed from the recipe in 1903.

What does the body consider “sugars?”

breads“Sugars” are any carbohydrate that is consumed.

“Sugars” include sweet substances like table sugar (sucrose,) fruit sugar (fructose,) milk sugar (lactose,) etc. (Look for words ending “ose” on labels.)

These sweet-tasting sugars can also be known as honeys, molasses, syrups, candies, and nectars.

“Sugars” also include non-sweet-tasting carbohydrates, including:

  • Breads
  • Crackers
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes
  • Cereals
  • Other Starchy veggies, including peas, corn, beans..

All “sugars” raise insulin levels in the bloodstream, when consumed.  When insulin levels are high, sugars are converted to fat, and all fats are stored in the body.

The trigger of insulin production is to the flavor “sweet” and although “sweet” can have differing degrees of response, please note that sugar-substitutes are also “sweet” to the brain.

It is possible to eat a low/no-fat diet and gain weight, that is stored as fat.

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(Nothing in this article is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease. It is for informational purposes only.  Always seek  and follow the advice of your professional medical doctor.)

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Caffeine & Junk Food Can Lead To Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Dr Donald Casebolt, from Farmington, NM has spent two years studying the consequences of too much caffeine and a porr diet.

He learned that lots of coffee, soda and energy drinks with caffeine and junk food causes or worsens alcohol and drug addictions or both, he said.

You can read more about his findings in this article in today’s Daily Times