The debate over the merits of water over soft drinks is ongoing. As a dentist, we know that the benefits of avoiding sugary drinks, but there are a number of other reasons to avoid soft drinks. Check out the merits below:
- 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
- In 37% of Americans the thirst mechanism is so weak it is often mistaken for hunger.
- Mild dehydration will slow your metabolism as much as 3%
- Lack of water is the #1 trigger for daytime fatigue
- Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
- A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the computer.
- Drinking 5 glasses of water each day decreases your risk of colon cancer by 45% and can slash your risk of breast cancer by 79
- In many states the highway patrol carries Coke in the trunk of their cars to remove the blood from the highway after a car accident.
- You can put a t-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.
- You can clean your toilet by pouring a can of Coke into the toilet, let it sit for one hour and flush.
- To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers rub the bumper with a piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coke.
- Coke will clean the corrosion on a car battery.
- Coke can also loosen a rusted bolt by soaking a cloth in Coke and apply it to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
- 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:
- 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.
- To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use Hazardous Material Warning Cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.