In 2006, for the first time in the world, a lawsuit was launched again Coca-Cola over the composition of the drink. It is usually written on the label that Coca-Cola contains sugar, phosphoric acid, caffeine, caramel, carbon dioxide and some kind of “extract”. This extract aroused suspicion. And Coca-Cola was forced to reveal the secret of what Cola is actually made of. It turned out to be a liquid obtained from the insect Cochineal (Cochineal).
Cochineal is an insect that lives on the Canary Islands and in Mexico. This insect is attached by a proboscis to a plant, sucks juice and never moves. These insects are collected in the fields by villagers … From the females and eggs of these insects, a pigment called carmine is removed, which turns Coca-Cola brown. The dried look of the cochineal makes them look like raisins, but in fact they are insects!
Now you know what the word “Coca” means in the name of the drink. And now you will know what is hidden behind the word “Cola”. To do this, there is a story of an employee who worked at Coca-Cola for 23 years.
Liquorice roots are the raw material for cola and main food source for various mammals, including mice which feed on these roots. Large cola companies harvest tons of these roots using excavators. When assembling these tons of roots, they are not able to pull out the mice.
Therefore, the liquorice roots are pressed along with what was among the roots.
Only after this the remnants of mice hair, paws and so on are pulled out of this mass!
Due to the fact that the drink has a dark shade, it is not noticeable that the blood and gastric fluid of mice is also present in it. Of course, the cola giants are trying to neutralize harmful substances with chemicals.
For 23 years, the employee who told this story has never drank a glass of cola.
Then judge for yourself.
Scientists from Washington analysed the components of one of the ingredients of Coca-Cola. It turned out that caramel is not melted sugar at all, but a chemical mixture of sugar, ammonia and sulfites, obtained at high pressure and temperature. It can cause cancer of the lungs, liver, thyroid gland and leukemia.
It also turned out that alcohol is included in the soda: this is the basis of the very secret supplement “7 X.” A few drops of aromatic oils, coriander and cinnamon are added to alcohol.
Additionally, the cochineal insect liquid – carmine did not pass certification at all, therefore, in some countries they do not produce cola at all.
How does the body react to cola?
- After 10 minutes.
10 teaspoons of sugar will “hit” your system (this is the daily recommended rate).
You do not vomit, because phosphoric acid suppresses the effect of sugar.
- In 20 minutes.
There will be a jump in insulin in the blood. The liver turns all sugar into fats.
- In 40 minutes.
Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils will dilate.
Blood pressure will increase because the liver releases more sugar into the blood.
Adenosine receptors are blocked, thereby preventing drowsiness.
- In 45 minutes.
Your body will increase the production of dopamine hormone, which stimulates the brain’s pleasure center.
The same principle of action in heroin.
- After an hour.
Phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your intestines, speeding up your metabolism.
Increased excretion of calcium through urine.
- More than an hour later.
Diuretic action comes into play.
Calcium, magnesium and zinc, which are found in your bones, are excreted, as are sodium, electrolyte and water.
- More than an hour and a half later.
You become irritable or lethargic. All water contained in Coca-Cola is excreted through urine.
The active ingredient in Coca-Cola is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. To transport Coca-Cola concentrate, the truck must be equipped with special containers designed for highly corrosive materials.
The detailed composition of the advertised Coca-Cola Light decaffeinated product:
- 1. Aqua carbonated, E150d, E952, E950, E951, E338, E330, Aromas, E211
Aqua carbonated – sparkling water. The presence of carbon dioxide in water excites gastric secretion, increases the acidity of gastric juice and provokes flatulence – abundant gas production. In addition, not spring water is used, but tap water passed through special filters.
- 2. E952 (Cyclamic Acid and Na, K, Ca salts), Cyclamic acid and its sodium, potassium and calcium salts.
Sugar substitute. Cyclamate is a synthetic chemical, has a sweet taste 200 times the sweetness of sugar, and is used as an artificial sweetener. It was banned for use in human food, as it is a carcinogen that causes cancer. In 1969, by order of the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it was banned for use in the United States, as it has been proven that it, like saccharin and aspartame, causes bladder cancer in rats. The same year is banned in Canada. In 1975, banned in Japan, South Korea and Singapore. It is forbidden to use in the beverage industry in Indonesia. In 1979, the World Health Organization rehabilitated cyclamates, recognizing them as harmless.
- 3. E150d (Caramel IV – Ammonia-sulphite process, dye)
– burnt sugar, obtained by processing sugar at certain temperatures, with or without the addition of chemicals. In this case, ammonium sulfate is added.
- 4. E950 (Acesulfame Potassium, Acesulfame Potassium)
– 200 times sweeter than sucrose. It contains methyl ether, which worsens the functioning of the cardiovascular system, and aspartic acid, which has an exciting effect on the nervous system and can, over time, become addictive. Acesulfame is poorly soluble. Products with this sweetener are not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women.
- 5. E951 (Aspartame)
– sweetener for patients with diabetes. Chemically unstable: decomposes into methanol and phenylalanine with increasing temperature. Methanol (methyl alcohol) is very dangerous: 5-10 ml can lead to death of the optic nerve and irreversible blindness, 30 ml can lead to death.
- 6. E338 (Orthophosphoric Acid, phosphoric acid) – chemical formula: H3 PO4.
Fire and explosion hazard. Causes eye and skin irritation.