20 Practical Uses for Coca Cola – Proof That It Does Not Belong In The Human Body

20 Practical Uses for Coca Cola – Proof That It Does Not Belong In The Human Body

(originally written by John Summerly)

Coke is the most valuable brand in history, and “Coca-Cola” is the world’s second-most recognized word after “hello.”

However, the beverage itself is an absolute poison to the human metabolism.

Coke is very close to the acidity level of battery acid and consequently it can clean surfaces equivalent to and often better than many toxic household cleaners.

It’s cheaper and easier to buy Coke in some third world countries than it is to access clean water. Coke uses “public relations propaganda” to convince consumers and entire nations that it is an “environmental company” when really it is linked to pollution, water shortages, and disease.

People who consume soft drinks such as Coke have a 48% increase in heart attack and stroke risk, compared to people who did not drink the sodas at all or did not drink them every day.

A study published in the journal Respirology reveals that soft drink consumption is also associated with lung and breathing disorders including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The carbonation in Coke causes calcium loss in the bones through a 3-stage process:

1. The carbonation irritates the stomach.
2. The stomach “cures” the irritation the only way it knows how. It adds the only antacid at its disposal: calcium. It gets this from the blood.
3. The blood, now low on calcium, replenishes its supply from the bones. If it did not do this, muscular and brain function would be severely impaired.

But, the story doesn’t end there. Another problem with most Coke is it also contain phosphoric acid (not the same as the carbonation, which is carbon dioxide mixed with the water). Phosphoric acid also causes a draw-down on the body’s store of calcium.

So Coke softens your bones (actually, makes them weak and brittle) in 3 ways:

1. Carbonation reduces the calcium in the bones.
2. Phosphoric acid reduces the calcium in the bones.
3. The beverage replaces a calcium-containing alternative, such as milk or water. Milk and water are not excellent calcium sources, but they are sources.

Esophageal cancer was very rare two generations ago — now, it’s common. The basic mechanism works as follows:

1. Mechanical damage to cells is a huge risk factor for cancer. It’s why asbestos particles, for example, cause lung cancer.

2. All soft drinks cause acid reflux (stomach acid rising up past the esophageal valve). This is more pronounced when the body is horizontal (as in sleeping), but the sheer volume of Coke and soft drinks consumed in the USA means the acid reflux is well past the danger point. Any time you ingest a gassy drink, you are going to get belching–and acid into the esophagus. How much is too much? The research doesn’t say where the limit is–it only shows that most of us are far, far, far past it.

3. Stomach acid dissolves tissue — that’s its purpose. The stomach lining does not extend into the esophagus, so the lower esophagus gets damaged by acid far more frequently in soft drink users than in non soft drink users. This results in a radical increase in cell mutations, along with a far higher level of free radicals.

20 Practical Uses For Coke

Coke acts as an acidic cleaner. The amount of acid in soda is enough to wear away at the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to decay. In tests done on the acidity levels of soda, certain ones were found to have PH levels as low as 2.5. To put that into perspective, consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH of 7.

To prove Coke does not belong in the human body, here are 20 practical ways you can use Coke as a domestic cleaner:

1. Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
2. Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. Also loosens rusty bolts
3. Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric.
4. Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
5. Kills slugs and snails; the acids kills them.
6. Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
7. Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
8. Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
9. Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
10. Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.
11. Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
12. Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container…takes a while but it does work.
13. Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
14. Removes stains from vitreous china.
15. Got a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.
16. You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
17. Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.
18. Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
19. Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
20. Strips paint off metal furniture. Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.

Now can you imagine what is does to your stomach lining? Who needs the ‘household and cleaning’ section at the hardware store when we have Coke.

source: preventdisease.com

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  • nerdstatus

    I feel like this wasn’t written by a biochemistry professor, seems like a little bit of a stretch to me. I would like to see peer reviewed sources related to this matter!

    • Tony Tsaousis

      Not a stretch at all.
      All claims are true.

    • JENNIFER PEISLEY

      the true way to prove this is bull is to try the things listed above and see if it works

  • Jason Shade

    Sipping on my big gulp of Vanilla coke and pepsi.. unimpressed by this article

  • Tony Tsaousis

    Because Coke’s acid dissolves you.

  • Tony Tsaousis

    Idiot

  • Josh

    Nobody lives forever! Quit telling the rest of us how to live! Where did this assumption come from that if it’s “bad” for you, then it’s “bad”. So sick of the health Nazis. Btw, I don’t drink pop, but love my 2 pots of coffee a day.

  • Scott Richard Holm

    This article is all lies. Debunked years ago.

    • _Flip_

      But coke really does clean car battery terminals.

      • Scott Richard Holm

        So does plain water.

  • bullshts

    Please tell us you are not THAT stupid!

  • Tollthis

    Just a piece of tin foil will make chrome shine like new money. You don’t need to waste the Coke.

    • MiamiEddy

      It’s not sugar, it’s corn syrup.

      • Brad Klingensmith

        Depends on where it’s made…

      • disqus_ANvtFnu18q

        And it’s cane sugar in Coke in Mexico.

  • Tollthis

    Why don’t you sign in so Jason can see who is calling him stupid? Typical no balls libturd!

    • joespenthouse

      Libturds are know it all’s, and believe O-Treasonus is a real president, drink on you fools or get smarter and read all the scientific studies that prove what was written and while your at it look up the word fraud.

  • MiamiEddy

    How about rum and coke???????????

  • Magoo

    One of man’s great inventions Coke. First fire, then the wheel, and then Coca-Cola. Nothing like an ice cold can of Coke to quench the thirst, nothing does it better, and now we find out it has all these other uses.

    Ah, miracle Coke – is there anything it can’t do? I think I might go and buy one now.

  • joespenthouse

    One year ago what few teeth I had, had to be pulled, now I have zero teeth, drank Coke for fifty years,
    . Keep on drinking fool, and start saving for plastic teeth, not cheap, Good Luck-Toothless 2 B.

    • Conar

      next time try brushing….

    • Jermaine Justin Crawford Jr.

      Drinking water regularly and brushing their teeth. Modern societies real issues. *shudders*

  • ck, the Irate Lump

    Not to mention virtually all the “cleaning” you can do with Coke in this article works equally well with vinegar, or lemon juice. The thing that makes them decent cleaners is the fact they’re mildly acidic.

    There are reasons why Coke is bad for you (hint: all that sugar), but this article is complete nonsense.

    • Tommyboy

      I don’t know anyone who drinks vinegar or straight lemon juice.

      • Jimmi Shrode

        You use it in your salads.

      • ck, the Irate Lump

        Dilute lemon juice to the same concentration that you’d use in a lemonade, and it’d still have cleaning properties.

        • Slamdunk K

          You are wrong, if you dilute lemon juice to that concentration, it won’t do a thing, try it yourself.

      • Paul Gauthier

        “I don’t know anyone who drinks vinegar or straight lemon juice.”

        I do both. Obviously not every day, not even close. But…

        I don’t know if drinking raw vinegar is healthy, but i don’t think it’s UN-healthy. On the other hand, eating raw lemons, or even just sucking out the juice, is a great source of nutrients and vitamins.

        Now you know someone.

        • Tommyboy

          Lemon juice will also destroy the enamel on your teeth.

          • Slamdunk K

            My brother used to drink one lemon in a full glass of water for about 8 or 9 years daily, he ended up in hospital one day and later we found out that he doesn’t have any fat left in his kidneys that’s required for normal function because of regular consumption of lemon water.

        • Michael

          I know this , at least for me it has worked every time but once , if I have the hiccups and am where vinegar is available , onc regular sized spoon like you use at dinner filled with vinegar and ingested cures my hiccups. :)

        • Pete A Erkeneff

          Lemon juice is highly acidic and eats enamel off your teeth.

        • tlclost57

          Yes but they will all erode the enamel on your teeth. I personaly love Coke. I just dont drink it as much as i used to.

        • DontBelieveTheInternet

          Drinking straight vinegar once in a while is actually a healthy natural way to clear some toxins out of your system.

      • Slamdunk K

        You are so right, some people just don’t use their brain! !!

    • Adam

      I don’t get a high or a dilated pupils from drinking coke nor a sugar rush or pleasure feeling.

      • Amanda Stauffer

        I don’t drink coke but I do drink pepsi. Like you I don’t have dilated puples or a sugar rush. Just the joy of the taste.

        • vikingstork

          You are also pre-diabetic, whether you admit it or not.

          • LlitClicker

            And you my friend are post-retarded.

    • texasaggie

      Not true. I’ve tried using vinegar to do some of the cleaning mentioned in the article, but it just doesn’t reach near the acidity of Coke. Acetic acid is somewhere around pH 4 – 5 while Coke is down there near 2.5, roughly 100 times more acidic than vinegar.

      • Matt

        More acidity doesn’t necessarily mean more cleaning power. The concentration of said pH has a huge impact, as well as what you are cleaning. There are a couple purposes that acidity serves when cleaning. Neutralization of alkaline (base) staining, as well as leaving lower residue. Alkaline cleaning products tend to attract soil post cleaning faster than acids do, but considering most staining/soil is scidic itself, cleaning agents are largely alkaline to neutralize the acids closer to a 7 pH. In addition, using acids for cleaning on certain natural stones (marble, travertine, etc) can actually cause damage, etching scratches into the surface. That’s just bonus info, but all in all there is a reason coke isn’t used as a cleaner, because it doesn’t have acidic concentration. As a professional textile cleaning tech myself, I rarely use acids as a cleaner. It is far more effective in MOST cases to clean with a base, and rinse/neutralize the base with an acid. If I use an alkaline cleaner eith a pH of 10, I will try to rinse with an acid with a ph of 4. Can be very situational, though.

      • vikingstork

        It’s phosphoric acid, in Coke. Used in industry and body shops as rust remover. Read the ingredients, it’s really there. Why do they use it? It tastes sour, and it’s cheaper than citric acid. Greed!!! people will drink it anyway, even defend it (read comments up above). Nothing beats 10 spoons of GMO HFCS in a can. And a dose of BPA from the can itself. PBA leaches out by acid. Lets all get fat and diabetic (brain damaged too) — actually, we are doing damn good job at it. Obesity and diabetes are epidemic now. As for brain damage, I don’t remember, daaagh (har)

    • Slamdunk K

      You are right in a way but we don’t drink 1 liter of vinegar or lemon juice at a time, if somebody has heartburn or acidity, we give them a teaspoon of vinegar that’s it.

    • Juan

      Why because it tells the truth, pop never been good for the body, even though it’s a good cold beverage we must find a healthier drink only if you care about your health if not drink away

  • Rhinsopotamus

    Anything can be addictive, people assume that marijuana is not habit forming. Addiction all depends on the individual involved.

  • captaincameron

    This is why I drink Dr Pepper

  • Tea Party Anarchist

    The high fructose corn syrup is also much harder to metabolize than sugar. Coke is as hard on the kidneys as beer now. But I’ll drink a beer, for sure.

  • Joanne Cave

    Are you Kim Kardashian?

  • Ali

    And yet diet coke is WORSE then normal coke.

  • Eric J

    Milk is NOT a good source of calcium? Is that a typo?

  • Carole

    If its capable of removing rust you have to wonder what its doing to your insides.

  • Tammy

    Must be written by a Pepsi drinker

  • Daniel Carleton

    Hey thats not fair. The only reason you’re right is you used common sense and researched more than one source. This is the internet, this will not stand!

    • Brad Klingensmith

      I would give you a dozen ups for that one

  • DR

    It is real good with Rum

  • John Wilson

    White vinegar has many of the cleaning properties the coke has only it is often much more powerful.
    I would be much more encouraged to read more about questioning the safety of vaccines.

  • BSORaiderErie

    I also am not sure about these methods or if they’ll work at all? And I doubt anyone will ever pass out in a barrell of Coke to rot their teeth?

  • DFWSteelerFan

    Does the caramel color of the coke not leave a stain on the fabric it is attempting to clean?

  • tennesseetuxedo59

    YIKES

  • https://www.facebook.com/alt14 Morgan Bell

    Rude pig, get some respect.

    • Dankweed

      I think you should try some of that kush

  • nonconformistt

    Your saliva is in itself a good cleaning agent.

    • thugzilla

      So is my urine

    • Dave

      That’s why I spit on homeless people! I do what I can.

      • MCCARTHY

        so brave

      • justthinkin1963

        Almost funny …. for a 12 year old girl ….. your parents called you Dave though? I see why you’re all screwed up.

  • Brad Klingensmith

    But, they would have to make all say Heinz vinegar do they could use an attention getting headline

  • YahMamma

    You are completely wrong. This wouldn’t happen w/ Sprite, Orange soda, etc.

  • Snooche

    Lol God said that?… I want whatever the person that said they heard that smoked

  • Matt

    Written by a Democrat who probably believes corporations are evil and they should not be allowed to make a profit.

  • bmatkin

    Next thing you’ll be told is that climate is changing due to all the Co2 fizz in coke.

  • Chris M.

    CEO of Pepsi wrote the article.

  • chasball

    Carbonated water and bone health
    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. November 1, 2011

    Is there any nutritional downside to drinking carbonated water? This is a
    question we are often asked. Carbonated water is purported to prevent
    calcium absorption, thus increasing the risk of osteoporosis.

    In reality there’s no good evidence that carbonated water causes harm to
    your bones. The confusion may arise because of research that found a
    connection between carbonated cola drinks and low bone mineral density.
    But this association wasn’t seen with noncola carbonated drinks. So if
    you like the bubbles, you can keep sipping your carbonated water.

    If you’re open to trying other types of water, there’s some promising
    research that mineral waters with calcium may actually benefit your
    bones.

    Keep your bones healthy with calcium-rich foods such as low-fat dairy,
    fortified foods and vegetables. Regular weight-bearing exercise is
    important as well.

    Both carbonated water and mineral water are usually calorie free, but
    check the label to be sure. If you’re looking to add a little flavor,
    just add a squeeze of lime or lemon.

  • wilmers13

    Why do you read something that you don’t want to know? Ignorance feels good because you got nothing to worry about, but beware ‘head in sand leaves b&tt exposed’.

  • wilmers13

    And this is true for me. I once had a phase when I drank one Diet Coke a day and came down with a rash. No more Diet Coke, no more rash.

  • wilmers13

    The No.9 engine cleaning appears sus to me because I find it hard to imagine that the sugar residue would be harmless.

  • Deago

    Coke tastes gross, anyways. Once you stop drinking it for a few months, you will likely notice this, especially when the HFCS addiction wears off.

    • blackconservative

      HFCS…….killer. I worked at a trucking company in the North East….picked up raw HFCS for re delivery. Oh my goodness, everyone at this facility wore white suit and mask. I also picked up the by products that go into most burgers, a glue like substance…… smells awful.

  • Christopher

    Oh no! So I guess if toothpaste has another use such as putting on mosquito bite (to reduce the itch) I shouldn’t be using toothpaste then. Just because you have different uses for something it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be consumed.

  • Amanda Stauffer

    the only thing i found coke good for is cleaning the rust off of the rims of my old pick up. other than that coke has no use to me.
    take rim without the tire obviously. put in large bin. fill with coke. leave it for a week. dump coke into a proper disposal container. rims are clean and clear of rust. rinse with hot water. coat with a non rusting agent. replace tire and put back on truck.

  • Jonesy

    I’m switching to Pepsi!

  • ck, the Irate Lump

    Well, there is evidence of a correlation between increased consumption of carbonated beverages and loss of bone mass. However, most experts actually studying this believe it has more to do with people replacing calcium rich beverages with carbonated ones (although there is some evidence that caffeine may have a small effect, as well).

    Sadly, the headline that “People who drink more Coke tend to drink less milk and/or enriched orange juice and have weaker bones as a result” isn’t as dramatic and catchy as “Coke will dissolves your bones!!”

    • vikingstork

      “people who drink Coke tend to drink less milk…” so what? this is a stupid, debunked myth, perpetuated by dairy industry, that milk is “good for calcium”. MILK DECREASES CALCIUM IN YOUR BODY AND WEAKENS YOUR BONES. But why am I wasting my time? There is a proverb — if you repeat something enough times. everybody will believe it. That’s how everybody believes it.
      BTW – could you give us the link to “evidence” that carbonated beverages cause a loss of bone mass? I bet you won’t find it.
      I drink large quantity of beer, and at age 70, my bones are just fine. (FYI – beer is a carbonated beverage, har.)
      How do I know my bones are fine? I had a nasty fall on icy driveway, sideways, my right thigh had a (black, almost) bruise on it from the knee all the way up to hip joint. This would typically crush the person’s hip joint, but i escaped with just a bruise, it took more than a month to disperse. Wish I had known the amazing cream, then, “Arnica+” which helps disperse bruises, also helps joint pain and sprains etc. It absorbs through the skin very fast too. I get it at all pharmacies, in Canada, donno if they have it in US pharmacies as well.

      • justthinkin1963

        Just remember smart guy, your strong bones could be because you are naturally genetically strong. I have smoked for forty years and never felt one downside….ever. It does not mean that smoking does not cause cancer, it only means I was born genetically lucky, just like you. Now show me the proof that “milk” is a calcium decreaser? I will look at your information dispassionately but I do believe milk is a great nutrient for the human body. My brother and I drank it like water growing up and are 8 inches taller and much stronger than any of our cousins, uncles, parents. Now if only we could buy natural milk instead of today’s corporatized, hormonized version I would be quite happy.

        And btw, quit using “absorbent” anything for medication, that is disgusting and ends up in my water table.

      • LlitClicker

        Nice commercial. Arnica+ dissolves teeth, bones and brain matter.

  • Rick

    So if Gloria is watching her sugar intake and knows enough to warn the public, why is she obese?

  • ClobberDobson

    None of this is true. More propaganda.

  • Nurse Maria

    Actually, there is a lot of truth to this article. I agree, everyday new research shows another item that is “bad for our health”.
    However, I agree with most of what they are saying about Coke.
    As an RN, I use Coke to unclog feeding tubes. The acid, breaks up the gunk and clears the tubes.
    If it is that potent to clear the clogs, it can’t be good for stomach linings.

  • disqus_ANvtFnu18q

    Nothing wrong with having a Coke, Pepsi or a 7-UP once in a while. Where the problems begin is when folks use it as a substitute for water or milk.
    Personally, when I have a glass of pop, it’s either Canada Dry or Schweppes Ginger Ale. Helps to alleviate heartburn and is quite satisfying.

  • Michael

    That’s what they meant in the article by saying drinking carbonated ( gassy drinks) drinks causes belching and acid reflux, which causes stomach acids upwards into your esophageal lining area which isn’t designed to withstand that type of acidity.

  • texasaggie

    As the article mentioned, the problem isn’t the Coke in your stomach but rather that which refluxes into your esophagus.

  • truthtalker

    Uuuuuh….sounds to me like someone has an ax to grind with the Coca Cola Bottling Company….

    But, for the record, I have tried pouring coke on car battery terminals….whaddya know…..it worked.

    And it will also remove a light coat of pecan tree sap from car windshields…but then you have to wash off the soda or the window gets sticky.

  • Edawrd Crutchley

    When I worked at Mc Donalds, when I was 16, they had this stuff called “high temp grill cleaner”. It was used everynight , but for some reason whoever ordered product for the store didn’t order 7 for each grill. When we inevitably ran out the manager asked me to find something to clean the grill. Not wanting to accidentally poison anyone I stuck to nature stuff (or edible). After searching and trying everything we could find the pickle juice seemed to do best, until I dumped the coke I was drinking on it. By far the closest, the manager actually thought I found a pack of grill cleaner!

  • Pete A Erkeneff

    It’s a fact that swallowing amounts of saliva over a long period time will prove fatal.

  • Lion heart

    Where did you learn stomach acidity is 0.1?

  • Martin

    What a load of bollocks.

    The ph of your stomach is about 4. Drinking coke does nothing. It has similar acidity to an orange.

    If coke is bad for you because of this, then so is citrus fruit.

  • eyemall

    “A study published in the journal Respirology reveals that soft drink consumption is also associated with lung and breathing disorders including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).”
    I guess the chemicals contained in Marijuana wont cause this though…… SOOOOOO lets ban sodas and legalize pot. This article must h ave been written by bloomberg…..

  • Melanie Goyeau

    Well I have seen coke take the crap off of a car battery so I know that works. And I do know that putting your silver in a mix of hot vinegar and baking soda and alumiun foil will clean the silver because I’ve done that successfully. But I am interested in trying the coke on grease stains on my clothes because as everyone knows once you get a grease stain on your clothes especially cotton, that’s it, your clothes are screwed especially if the stain is from animal grease. I do know that Soft Scrub also known as Vim in Canada gets blood out very well.

  • Kev

    pH of acetic acid is 2.5

  • Slamdunk K

    Some peoples comments are so stupid here,yes,we can use vinegar and lemon juice same as coke but we don’t drink 1 liter of vinegar or lemon juice at a time, if somebody has heartburn or acidity, we give them a teaspoon of vinegar that’s it,I haven’t seen a person who drinks even 16oz of vinegar at a time, use your brain people! !!

  • Goose

    Much the same can be said of vinegar. Should we not eat vinegar?

  • Terrence Linder

    I’ll bet coke sales will shoot through the roof now!

  • trex

    Yeah DOC….drink up

  • Mustafa Hakimuddin

    Actually he has a point, everybody bashes on coke because its cool while meanwhile idiots in California and other states are making pot legal, that is insane, if only people would write as many articles bashing the legalization of marijuana rather than a popular brand of soda which is very unlikely to have ill effects if consumed in moderation, also diet coke and aspartame, everybody is scared of aspartamw however I can assure you that aspartame only has a small chance of doing anything to you as long as you don’t drink a gallon of the stuff every single day. So have a couple cokes a week and eat healthy

  • multilis

    The main problem with coke is sugar, similar problem with most other soft drinks.

    However also true that acid is a risk – stomach normally has ph of 4 or 5 which is much higher than coke with ph value of 2.5… a small amount of coke (or other cola) is not a problem, but drinking in large amounts is.

  • HOGSTER HUNTER

    At least what Diana Moore said was interesting.(and it sure did have a lot to do with the subject being that lemons are acidic) more so than your tirade of abuse, that has nothing to do with the subject matter. You Freakin’ dumbarse.

    • Brendabcgrn

      Go Hogster Hunter !!!

    • Wilmington Observer

      Wow, here I was thinking that the “subject matter” was “20 Pratical Uses for Coke”

  • HOGSTER HUNTER

    yes as you go up the scale each decimal number is to the power of 10 stronger than the previous number

  • AZComicGeek

    This article is complete rubbish. Water is a source of calcium? The stomach protects itself by drawing calcium from your blood and bones? Guess that puts tums out of business. Because coke can be used for cleaning (if you don’t mind the sugar residue) it doesn’t belong in your body? I better stop drinking water.

  • TheseGuysAreMorons

    What a load of rubbish

  • revrod46

    This stuff is great! Not only is it refreshing and delicious but it can do those other 20 things. That’s it, I’m completely sold.

  • Jennifer

    So we should also stop using baking soda and vinegar since they clean almost everything too.

  • Kapundaboy

    Carbonated Soft drinks in general are bad if you have enough of it. Just the odd glass now and again shouldn’t be a problem. When you replace drinking water with Carbonated soft drink that’s where the issues arise. The heaps of sugar alone in Coke is bad enough for ones health let alone the acid content. Some people live on soft drink, then wonder why they have teeth and health issues. Coca Cola and soft drink companies have a lot to answer for with Public Health. They’re not the only companies badly effecting Public Health, our Society seems to be obsessed with fast food and soft drinks and booze, they should be all be taxed much more to offset the major costs to the Health system because of them….

  • LS650

    Everything is bad for you in excess. I think if you have the occasional can of Coke, so what?

  • LlitClicker

    A nice spit shine probably brought her to her senses.

  • LlitClicker

    Ph.D in what? You can’t even say anything intelligent.

  • William Lamb Wiegmann

    way back when i worked at waffle house we used it to clean the grille, it removed all the grease and gunk better then the grille cleaner did…

  • Magician

    It must have been written by the CEO of Gatorade

  • Reg Smith

    Even though it tastes so gross people actually drink that stuff?
    (I cannot stand any drink with the word ‘cola’ in it.)

  • Buck O’Fama

    Milk also contains phosphorus, which becomes phosphoric acid in the body. If you have osteoporosis (or don’t want to have it) eliminate ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS from your diet.

  • Sterling Headset

    Coke also kidnaps 3rd world children and feeds them to wombats. Coke can also be used as a hand grenade but caution must be taken because coke is far more explosive than TNT, gun powder and plastic explosives combined. Coke can also perform the duties of the Pope when the Catholic Church is in crisis.

    • Alan

      And I heard it can even slow down chuck norris….

  • Torquata

    Very misleading article – wilfully so? Battery acid is typically 4.0M sulphuric acid, so its pH would be negative. But let us go along with the falsity that this has a pH of 1. The author claims that a pH of 2.5 is close to a pH of 1, implying that the acidity of coke is roughly equal to that of battery acid, seemingly ignorant of the fact that the pH scale is (negative) logarithmic. Thus, a solution of pH 1 is TWICE as acidic as a solution of pH 1.3 and ten times more acidic than one of pH 2, 20 times more acidic than a solution of pH 2.3, and so on. But remember: the pH of battery acid in NOT 1, but negative.

  • megg

    Although I’m sure its been pointed out already, i want to drop in my two cents.
    The human body contains hydrochloric acid, one of the most caustic acids used to disintegrate things. Its the one that dissolves a tooth in about an hour (coke takes a few days of constant re carbonation to make a dent).
    Adding an acid to an acid neutralizes the weaker acid. No need for calcium to be leeched from the body.

  • Mario Larouche

    Lâchez le coke et le pepsi et ça presse !?!?! Lire cet article et voir la petite vidéo !!!

  • TheBear

    Not to mention the fact that Coke is full of sugar, which makes it not an ideal cleaning product. Try to clean anything with Coke and you’ll wind up with a sticky, gooey, mess.

  • Brendabcgrn

    Jerk

  • Brendabcgrn

    Complete Jerk

    • HOGSTER HUNTER

      I’m thinking if you’re going to call someone a “Complete Jerk” you should at least name them Brendabcgrn. ;-) ;-)

      • BRENDA S. COBLE

        I totally agree with you Hogster Hunter and it was addressed at blah blah. This was when he called Diana Moore a Freaking moron. I don’t think you found she deserved this, I noticed you called him a Freakin dumbarse. Thanks , have a great day !!!

        • HOGSTER HUNTER

          I intend to have a good weekend BRENDA. I hope you do too. God bless you.

          • BRENDA S. COBLE

            Thank you Sweetie ” Hogster Hunter ” God Bless you.

  • tozer

    According to this article I’m almost as likely to die from drinking seltzer.

  • Amanda Stauffer

    I say the same about coke. But we both drink a carbonated drink with no affects. And besides the joys of being human is having different likes and opinions. :)

  • JeffreyPtr

    Would I be better off to drink the store brand cola or some other flavor? Most of what you say is true for all carbonated beverages. What agenda do you have that makes you pick on one particular brand? It’s not like eliminating that one company would end the problems caused by sodas.

  • Draymorden

    2 and 15 are the same thing. Removes rust. try again.

    • Gangle

      Still means you are putting a highly corrosive substance in your body, genius.

      • Draymorden

        We consume many “corrosive” substances. Many of which are more corrosive than coke genius.

        Your argument is pretty weak.

        • Gangle

          Sure, all the other sources of refined sugar and processed crap people eat are just as bad, sometimes worse. But cola and other soft drinks contribute in a massive way because people drink so much of it. But dismissing this whole article because one point was mentioned twice is ignorant. Enjoy diabetes and tooth decay!!

          • Draymorden

            Lol I havent dismissed the article at all. I think anyone with a passing knowledge of chemistry and biology will understand what this list is: a weak acid.

            Now the real problem with the world isnt coke but a lack of nutritional knowledge. No where but home do kids learn how to eat healthy and the people at home often do not know how to themselves.

            You want to change how people eat and live their lives? Ask your provincial or state political representative to push your nutrition classes to be mandatory school and physical education programs that actually work.

            Fyi, I am already a diabetic. No it was not caused by drinking too much pop or eating too much sugar. Thanks though.

  • Gangle

    The difference is people aren’t drinking gallons of vinegar per week.

  • agranon

    So does your mom.

  • Monty Ehrich

    I love Coke. I don’t care what they say.

  • thomas

    American Beauty soundtrack in th background..

  • stardhead

    Well maybe American coke with a different recipie than Mexican coke which is made the same way including raw sugar before 1980. High fructose caused the current obesity problem which was not a problem before 1980

  • stardhead

    So what’s wrong with any type of carbonation ?

  • stardhead

    Coke has high fructose not raw sugar that’s why I drink Mexican coke

  • stardhead

    Try Mexican coke much better than American made the same as coke before 1980

  • Ray Dios Haque

    You forgot the one about a tooth dissolving if you leave it overnight in Coke. And if you believe that… let me tell you about gluten allergies.

  • David Wigley

    I have use this in the toilet. The brown stuff removes the brown stuff!

  • Amit

    Future generations will marvel at our stupidity in drinking Coca Cola!!

  • Amit

    There’s lot of other things in our body also including bacteria, viruses, proteins, toxins etc. But we don’t drink them externally and pay heavy prices in poor health.

  • marty1234

    What about diet coke?

  • marty1234

    Maybe Isis will use it in there next video..

  • marty1234

    Come on….have you seen a dead cat after a couple of weeks…

  • 4Youalone3 .

    The HCl in your stomach is a small amount and does not pose a threat to your esophagus unless you have reflux. The carbonation in soda causes refux (belching). It is an acid drink and along with the stomach acid damages the cells of the lower esophageus. Reflux is known to change the lining of the cells of the esophageus to Barrett’s esophageus which is a cancer precusor.Heartburn is a warning signal of reflux.

  • Lisa V

    No its not bogus. I have heard this many times over the years. And one od my friends just used coke for rust removal in her tub. We often call bogus things we dont want to believe.. I have actually seen a tooth dessolve in coke over time sooooo….
    God bless you

  • Lisa V

    And carbonated drinks dojust as this article suggests. A doctor as well as other people have told me that. In somr way they can also dehydrate you. Its weird

  • Investigator of truth

    Orange juice does the same thing. Saliva and gastric juices neutralize the acidit

  • norm

    Why is dissolving a tooth in a sealed container a “practical use”
    And doc3210 stomach acid ph is 2, coke is 2.5 if it were MORE acidic it would digest you. Doesn’t mean it’s ok to drink just means you won’t die as soon as you do.

  • Michael McGowan

    Makes more sense than anything in that article. If what they’re saying had any truth to it most people wouldn’t live past 20.

  • Joe Brunner

    Another thing most people dont know is heavy diet coke drinkers rarely get gall stones and kidney stones. :)

  • kishi

    Y’know what else helps remove blood stains? Spit. Yep, good old saliva. Don’t let that near your body!

  • Kat

    My gosh… no one but me remembers the Mythbuster episode about Coke?

  • Jackie bruce

    That’s why I drink Pepsi or 7up.

  • gwhosubex

    Wow this article is rate in that it approaches the matter very thoroughly and with a refreshing lack of fluff.

  • mark

    My father once saw mouth cast of a woman who constantly drink Coke and when he went out into the lobby there she was sucking on a can of coke, she had no teeth left above the gum.

  • pjsx

    1. No citations to back up any claims.
    2. I can perform all 20 of those things with a jar of vinegar too.
    3. Coke is surely not “healthy” but certainly not harmful in moderation.

  • Sean

    This is retarded

  • sailndayz

    For years during the 17th and 18th centuries, as we all know sailors would suck on lemons to control Scurvey. But they also had the cleanest, brightest, whitest teeth around. Who knew?

  • VinceP1974

    I could kill someone with water IT DOESN’T BELONG IN THE HUMAN BODY

  • Marine223

    WOW! Does it Cure Herpes?

  • Marine223

    Around 10 teaspoons of Refined Suger in each soft drink should help keep you away from drinking it! DO BEER, that way you can say you had your Veggies (Hops)

  • cnralph

    I look at the comments on this drivel and see that the majority of them are “awaiting moderation”. That’ll tell you the type of material that’s being spread(or controlled) right there.

  • cnralph

    I look at the comments on this drivel and see that the majority of them are “awaiting moderation”. That’ll tell you the type of material that’s being spread(or controlled) right there.

  • Pat

    Yes, ignore all of the science, and all of the studies that prove that drinking pop is detrimental to health, and “enjoy your soft drinks” because ‘it’s not more acidic than Hydrochloric acid’. And this propaganda about SUGAR! You know what else has sugar? Apples that’s what! Is eating apples bad for you? And this tripe about calcium! Who needs calcium anyway. We have plenty of drugs that can help alleviate the symptoms from the diseases that we get as a result of calcium deficiencies!

  • Julian WItkowski

    The acidity of both coke and orange juice can cause heart burn, the amount of sugar in both when consumed can cause/contribute to diabetes…

    Even water when over consumed can cause acid reflux when the stomach/esopfogas is stretched…

    Everything in moderation….

  • jad

    She started off well “all things in moderation”. Should have left it there. He looks so shocked by simple statements, is is that or a gerbil making him uncomfortable.

  • don3345

    A pinch of baking soda in some water cures heartburn from an upset stomach.