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Water or Coke

I have no idea if these things are true, but I believe in drinking enough water every day, so I'll post it despite the fact that I have not researched it myself.  It may well be true — I would not be surprised.


  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)
  2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.
  3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%.
  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.
  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. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


  1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
  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 C oca-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 Reynolds Wrap 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: Apply 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 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 the 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.


  1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
  2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup! (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
  3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years.

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or a glass of Coke?


  • thanks for the informative info, I personally know someone that did die from gangrene of the stomach as a results of drinking 2 2-liter bottles daily, she was so addicted to the stuff, yes she did die at a young age, that's what made me stop drinking it..... I just couldn't believe it when the doctors said what killed her...

    By Jani Norman, at 12:29 PM

  • Does a six pack of Heineken constitute drinking plenty of water?...LOL
    After all, beer has a lot of water..

    I drink about 4 or 5 glasses of water a day, and it's much better than soda, however I promised myself to have one can of pepsi everyday. I can't help it, I'm addicted to it.

    A few months ago I tried an experiment. I stopped eating sugar based foods, including all soda, for about a a week, and I think I lost about 5 pounds. I finally coudn't take it anymore and drank a 2 liter of pepsi that day....I'm not into candy or cakes that much at all. I'm more of a meat and potato kind of guy, but once in a while I get a sweet tooth so badly that I would go out of my way just to stop somewhere and buy some cake, or cookies, and wash them down with chocolate milk.

    Drink tea, it's much better for you, considering all the anti-oxidants inside.

    By pacattack05, at 12:47 PM

  • oh goodness I love my Coke!!

    By angelm, at 2:10 PM

  • My only vice ( besides gambling) is my Diet Coke ....
    gotta have em..

    By DoubleDown, at 2:46 PM

  • 100% True?   Never. First off, pop or soda are basically made the same way.   Why single out Coke for all the above?   Pepsi and other colas would be very similar and would cause the same reactions.   Even plain soda water will work.   

    I find suggestions to use Coke/Pepsi, etc; for various things like cleaning something to be rather dumb from a consumer point of view.   Baking Soda will clean a battery far cheaper than Coke and probably do a better job.   Commercial cleaners would do a better job than coke, also in most cases cheaper.    Cleaning up blood?   Chlorine bleach and other commercial cleaners.

    Here is one link for Coke...I am sure if you stay away from alarmist sites that promote the myths above, you can find more factual information about Coke.

    While most people say water, regarding dehydration, it isn't true.   It is not just limited to water.   The human body extracts water from any source of liquid - juice, soup, coffee, beer, pop/soda, etc;   There has never been any proven "right amount" - such as 8 glasses of water per day.    ABC news, 20/20 did a show about water and myths.   (I know, it must be a left wing conspiracy show since it is main stream media).   But I believe it to have been factual regardless.   Why people believe so much garbage is beyond me.     One of the largest test groups is all the people that eat things that "health nuts" warn about and life expectancy is higher than ever.     That doesn't mean you should drink some diluted arsenic but it does prove, in my mind, that the alarmists are mostly wrong.

    By truecritic, at 3:01 PM

  • I love my coke...but reading this makes me wonder

    By Amber88, at 3:45 PM

  • Geez, I wouldn't exactly call myself an "alarmist". Have you read any of my other posts?

    I think you're wrong about the "any liquid is good" comment. For example, coffee is a diuretic, so it will actually deplete the water in your body. (And that is true of any liquid containing cafeine - like Coke, Pepsi, regular tea & iced tea, etc.)

    Also, you may be able to get water from other sources, but then you also get all the other "bad" things that are contained in the liquid, and all those bad things, drinking at high quantity levels, can eclipse any "good" that comes from having water in the product.

    So it's best to stick with water, IMHO.

    I drink Diet Coke too, but only 1-2 cans a day. I stopped drinking regular Coke years ago, when I realized that all the sugar in regular Coke was making me crash in the late afternoon. I dislike Pepsi because it's way too sweet.

    By Todd, at 3:46 PM

  • Did not aim the "alarmist" at you Todd. NOT AT ALL.   I meant there are several websites that make all kinds of wild claims.

    You are right about coffee being a diuretic - however, your body will still extract the water from it.    And I agreed that not "any liquid is good" - I used the extreme example of "diluted arsenic."

    I too drink diet pop...but several people still believe that aspartame is going to cause brain damage, even though it came through multi-medical tests and passed with flying colors.   Those people are the alarmists.

    By truecritic, at 4:03 PM

  • Aspertame is bad. The worst of them all is splenda. When absorbed through the body, splenda produces chlorine.
    Nutrasweet is also bad because of a chemical, I forget the name, but it instills nightmares to some people.

    By pacattack05, at 4:08 PM

  • Great info Todd!
    In order for our bodies to produce new healthy cells it takes 10 cups per day of water, STRAIGHT.

    I was a coke drinker in my early years, however when they changed the formula, it didnot taste the same. So I switched to PEPSI. No diet drinks for me. When I was drinking the diet drinks I was hungry all of the time. I switched to PEPSI & my appetite calmed down tremendously. I started eating smaller portions. I was satisfied...I had energy.
    About the water, I do not have to make a choice between soda or water. I love crushed ice, I have it really fine. Like a consistency of a snowball. I have it all day long, it's a gooooood 10 cups of water.   

    By LAVERNE MALONEY, at 4:36 PM

  • Hello everyone, i'm a Pepsi-holic. I used to drink Pepsi and only Pepsi everday for many years. Yeah i loved the 7-11 big-gulps with the refillable cups. Sometimes i'd go a whole month with only pepsi going through my system. But now, i can proudly & honestly say i've been clean for 3 three years. Now Arrowhead water and a daily glass of OJ is all i drink.

    By SlingKing, at 5:13 PM

  • Laverne - Sounds like a slushie, without the flavoring. You can't go wrong with that.

    SK - Congrats on your choices of beverage!

    By Todd, at 7:08 PM

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