Water or Coke?

  1. This is really an eye opener.... Water or Coke?

    We all know that water is important but I've
    never seen it written down like this before.


    1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
    (Likely applies to half world population)

    2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is
    so weak that it is often 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
    U-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
    every day?


    1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol
    carries two gallons of Coke in the truck 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: Applying a cloth soaked
    in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for severa 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 the 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 a 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 Info

    1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric
    acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4
    days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium
    from bones and is a major contributor to the
    rising increase in osteoporosis.

    2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the
    commercial truck must use the Hazardous material
    place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.

    3. The distributors of coke have been using it to
    clean the engines of their trucks for about 20

    Now the question is, would you like a glass of
    water or coke?
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  3. by   TracyB,RN
    Coke is also great for unclogging a Gtube No wonder
  4. by   Cindy_A
    Where I live, our water is over 50% iron. Well, maybe not really, maybe it just LOOKS brown! I'll take a Coke please!
  5. by   betts
    The soft drink industry uses more than 12 billion gallons of water in soft drinks every year.
    Sooooo; have both at once!!! lol
  6. by   RoaminHankRN
    Is this why Coke is preferred with charcoal? Wonder how many days it would absorb the charcoal?