The world loves Coca-Cola. It’s globally known and in some parts of the world, it’s easier and less expensive than accessing clean water. Even when the company struggles to socially and environmentally keep a conscious image, people around the world drink cokes like it’s an essential food group.
I’m not sure if people are aware or if they just choose to ignore the harmful ingredients (numerous studies have been done) which have been found to be very dangerous to your health. Its acidity has led many to question the toxicity of the product, relating to long-term human health, as its pH rating is only one point higher than that of battery acid.
Let’s put in perspective; pH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered to be neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline
Water = ph level of 7
Battery acid = ph level of 1
Coke = ph levels as low as 2.5
Not only is coke closer to ph levels of battery acid, you’re also consuming a beverage that is linked to obesity and is also known to cause respiratory disorders such as asthma and COPD.
Separate studies also showed that people face a 48% increased risk of heart attack or stroke when consuming one or more sodas per day, as compared to those that don’t drink it on a daily basis or at all.
So, if you’re thinking this is all some scare piece to get you to stop drinking Coca-Cola’s household drink, I’ll leave you with some industrial uses (Yes, I said industrial) for coke which further proves it’s not fit for human consumption.
Would you feed your kids a product that has the same efficiency as many toxic household cleaners? You decide.