Coca-Cola: Just Say No

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The only reason I did a blog post was because of this wall.

I went up to my Manfriend's dental office to get my teeth cleaned the other day. We went to lunch while I was there, and I saw this Coca- Cola advertisement painted on the side of an old building. 

This wall = adorable. Coca-Cola itself. The devil's brew. 

It's full of sugar, chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors, and I would not be surprised if it's fed to the masses to keep us fat, addicted, diabetic, sick, exhausted, and broke from medical bills.  Sound crazy? 

Think about it... 
  • The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail (yes... the kind you hammer into a wall) in about four days.
  • Phosphoric acid is used to clean the rust off cars before they are primed and painted. Use Coke instead!
  • Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
  • You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and the steak will be gone in two days.
  • To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must display a Hazardous Materials Alert Card reserved for highly corrosive materials. (WHAT THE FUUUUK?)
  • There is enough citric acid in Coke to remove stains from vitreous china... A.K.A... toilet bowls!!
  • The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years.
  • To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
  • To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
  • To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes. (Who needs WD40?)
  • To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into washing machine of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen and get rid of all the grease stains.
  • 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.
  • In many American states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke to remove blood from the road after a car accident.
Think you're doing yourself a favor by drinking Diet Coke... NOPE. That shit is terrible too! 

A recent study from Purdue University found that diet soda drinkers who maintained a healthy weight range still had a significantly increased risk of the top three killers in the United States: diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

"We've gotten to a place where it is normal to drink diet soda because people have the false impression that it is healthier than indulging in a regular soda," says Swithers. "But research is now very clear that we need to also be mindful of how much fake sugar they are consuming."

There are five FDA-approved artificial sweeteners: acesulfame potassium (Sunett, Sweet One), aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet), neotame, saccharin (SugarTwin, Sweet'N Low), and sucralose (Splenda).

“Saccharin was one of the first commercially-available artificially sweeteners, and it’s actually a derivative of tar,” says Swithers. (Yup... TAR... awesome, right?)

 AnyWHO... sorry for the rant about soda, but it's all I could think about as I stood in front of this fun little wall.

This message has been brought to you by a recovering addict. I used to be a straight-up fiend. 

I had a STRONG (5-7 cans a day) Diet Coke habit that I kicked a few years ago. It was NOT pretty, but it was worth it. 


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