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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Water or Coke?

Very interesting. I received this in an e-mail and wanted to share with you all. I know that I tend to take this stuff to heart a lot more now than when I was in my twenties. I still love my cold glass of coke with ice, but I do like to pay attention to how good water is for our bodies. Let's not forget how great water is for our complexion too!

WATER #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 much 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?

COKE #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 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 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.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: #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!

**I really posted this to keep us all aware of the benefits we reap when taking care of our bodies with something as simple as drinking enough water. This is to not scare you away from coke, as many of us already knew much of this info. regarding coke, but it is a great eye opener to pay attention to what we are putting in our bodies....and how much of something we are putting in our bodies.
I am always saying that "when you look good, you feel good", and a lot of that starts with taking care of our bodies!!!

Feliz Miercoles!!!



  1. I've read this before but it was good to read it again! Good thing Dr. Pepper is my drug of choice! LOL...just kidding!

    And I needed that little reminder about the benefits of water...I'm trying to lose weight and forcing more water down my throat is the hardest part for me because I don't really like it! LOL

  2. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT post, Amanda! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! Have a Great Day and drink LOTS of WATER!!!;-)

  3. It is hard to remember to get a good amount of water...don't know why that is??? It really does have so many benifits though, and had to share the good info.!