In the 1970s the makers of Pepsi Cola, started what was to become known as the “Cola Wars” when it launched a blind taste test campaign targeting the Coca-Cola Company. The concept was that average people would try the two sodas and choose one over the other.
Since then the two companies have engaged in many different marketing campaigns and today they own some of the most recognizable brands on the planet. In fact, 1.8 billion bottles of Coke are consumed around the world…every day!
However, with concerns of heart disease, obesity and diabetes on the rise, people are starting to rethink the types of liquids they consume. (Even the cola companies are starting to show concern judging by Coca-Cola’s recent obesity commercial.)
The fact is, no matter how the companies spin the message, their products will never touch water in terms of health benefits. Sure, water may not taste as sweet, but have a read of the following and decide what you’d rather drink: Coke or Pepsi…or water.
- Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45% and bladder cancer by 50%
- Drinking 5 glass of water can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
- One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of those who participated in a University of Washington study.
- Preliminary research indicates that drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
- Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. Drinking a few glasses of water easily rectifies it.
- Consuming water is the #1 method of flushing impurities from the body.
COKE AND PEPSI
- The active ingredient in Coke and Pepsi 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.
- One can of Coke or Pepsi contains the equivalent of 3 tablespoons of sugar
- To clean corrosion from car battery terminals pour a can of cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
- To carry Coke and Pepsi syrup (the concentrate) commercial trucks must use the Hazardous Material stickers reserved for highly corrosive materials.
- To clean a toilet bowl, pour a can of Coke or Pepsi into the bowl and let it sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in the cola removes stains from vitreous china.