Water or Coke?

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    Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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?

TracyB,RN, RN

646 Posts

Specializes in jack of all trades, master of none.

Coke is also great for unclogging a Gtube No wonder


302 Posts

Where I live, our water is over 50% iron. Well, maybe not really, maybe it just LOOKS brown! I'll take a Coke please!


667 Posts

The soft drink industry uses more than 12 billion gallons of water in soft drinks every year.

Sooooo; have both at once!!! lol


106 Posts

Specializes in ED, House Supervisor, IT.

Is this why Coke is preferred with charcoal? Wonder how many days it would absorb the charcoal?

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