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Proof that Coca-Cola is contraindicated to the human body or the practical application of Coca-Cola

Практическое применение Coca Cola

Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola) is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced by The Coca-Cola Company. "Coca-Cola" was recognized as the most expensive brand in the world in 2005-2015 in the rating of the international research agency Interbrand. The drink is sold in more than 200 countries. According to some statistics, 94% of the inhabitants of the whole planet have at least once heard of the Coca-Cola brand.

A well-known drink, Coca-Cola, can act as a chemical cleaner due to its high acid content, which adversely affects the body and destroys the tooth enamel.

Практическое применение Coca Cola

The use of this drink is difficult to call useful for our health, but it can come in handy as household cleaners.

Ways to use CocaCola in everyday life:

  • He can clean blood stains from clothes.
  • Soak the coins in Coca-Cola to polish them.
  • You can also use it to remove scale in the kettle .
  • You can use it to clean the toilet . Just pour it into the toilet, leave it to work for a while, and then rinse with clean water.
  • Coca-Cola can eliminate fat spots from your clothes and tissues.
  • To remove oil stains in the garage, you need to pour a little Coca-Cola on the floor, and then rinse with water.
  • Because of the high concentration of acids, it can kill slugs and snails .
  • Can help you eliminate rust stains from your bath. You must pour 2 liters of Coke into the tub, and leave for a while.
  • Moisten a sponge or cloth, or even an aluminum foil in Coca-Cola, and be able to remove rust .
  • Fill the terminals of the car battery with a small amount of Coke to clean them.
  • If the hair is stuck in the chewing gum - lower the hair into Coca-Cola and wait 2 minutes, then easily remove the chewing gum.
  • You can also use it to clean the engines .
  • Can help you remove stains from your metal furniture . You must lower the towel in Coca Cola, and apply on the paint stains.
  • Pour a little Coca-Cola on the floor in the kitchen, leave it to act, and then wipe it, this will help clear the grouting of the seams .
  • Can help you wash off the hair dye .
  • Cola, in combination with aluminum foil, can effectively polish chrome .
  • Use it to clear stains from vitreous porcelain .
  • In order to clean the stains on the carpet , just pour a little Coke, rub it, and wash it off with soap and water.
  • Can help whiten your teeth .
  • To clean a frying pan or pan - pour Coke and leave it to act, then rinse with water.

If you think about all the "possibilities" of this drink, you will definitely come to the conclusion that Coca-Cola is harmful to health, and can lead to serious damage to the mucous membrane of the stomach and the whole body. On the other hand, you can replace all cleaning products with this drink.

"Coca-Cola" and "Mentos"

If a bottle of "Coca-Cola" (best suited low-calorie cola) drop the "Mentos" pellet, then a drink fountain will be pouring from the neck of the bottle. This is because "Mentos" (especially unpainted and unglazed) creates heterogeneities that serve as centers for the release of dissolved carbon dioxide. Other ingredients that play a role in the chain reaction are aspartame (sugar substitute), sodium benzoate (preservative) and caffeine in Coca-Cola and gum arabic and gelatin in Mentos. These ingredients are well combined, and if they are mixed and add a sufficient number of gas release centers, a violent reaction starts, which immediately releases all carbon dioxide, which leads to a cola fountain. The causes of this phenomenon were analyzed and described in the program "Destroyers of Myths" on Discovery Channel in the fourth season, issue No. 57. The myth about the likelihood of damage to the normal stomach with a mixture of Coca-Cola and Mentosa was also disproved there. Using this effect, Americans Fritz Grob and Stephen Walz (Buckfield, Maine, USA) drove a "jet car" 67 m. The "jet car" is a children's bicycle and a large cart carrying 108 bottles of low-calorie Coca-Cola and 648 candies "Mentos".


The Coca-Cola drink was coined in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) on May 8, 1886 by the pharmacist John Stith Pemberton, a former officer of the American Confederation Army (there is a legend that he was invented by a farmer who sold his recipe to John Stith for $ 250, about which John Stith allegedly said in one of his interviews). The name for the new drink was invented by the accountant of Pemberton - Frank Robinson, who also, having mastered the calligraphy, wrote the words "Coca-Cola" in figurative letters, still the logo of the drink.

The main ingredients of Coca-Cola were as follows: three parts of coca leaves (from the same leaves in 1859, Albert Niemann (English Albert Niemann) allocated a special component (drug) and called it cocaine) to one part of the nuts of the tropical cola tree. The resulting drink was patented as a drug "from nervous system disorders" and was sold through a vending machine in Jacob's largest city pharmacy in Atlanta. Pemberton also claimed that Coca-Cola heals from impotence and that it can be passed on to those who are addicted to morphine (Pemberton himself was not indifferent to morphine). At that time, cocaine was not a prohibited substance, and its health was not known (for example, in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Sign of Four", Sherlock Holmes used cocaine in moments of inaction so painfully tolerated by him). Therefore, cocaine was freely sold, and it was often added for pleasure and tonus in drinks instead of alcohol - Coca-Cola was not a novelty in this.

At first, the drink was bought on average only 9 people a day. Revenue from sales during the first year was only $ 50. To produce "Coca-Cola" was spent $ 70, that is, in the first year the drink was unprofitable. But gradually the popularity of Coca-Cola increased, and profits from its sale, too. In 1888, Pemberton sold the rights to produce a drink. In 1892, businessman Asa Griggs Candler, who had the rights to Coca-Cola, founded the company The Coca-Cola Company, which is still producing beverages.

Since 1894, Coca-Cola has been sold in bottles.

In 1902, with a turnover of $ 120,000, Coca-Cola became the most famous beverage in the United States.

The novel by English fantasy writer Herbert Wells "Tono-Benge" is a satire on the creation, advertising and distribution of "Coca-Cola" (named in the novel "Tono-Beng").

In the late 1890s, public opinion turned against cocaine, and in 1903 in the newspaper "New York Tribune" there was a devastating article claiming that it was Coca-Cola who was to blame for the fact that the blacks from the urban slums had started to attack it white people. After that, Coca-Cola began to add not fresh coca leaves, but already "squeezed out", from which all cocaine was removed.

In 1915, designer Earl R. Dean of Terre Haute, Indiana, invented a new bottle of 6.5 ounces. The shape of the bottle was inspired by the fruit of cocoa (according to one version, Dean confused the words "coca" and "cocoa", on the other - could not find anything in the library about either coca or cola). To make the bottle stand better on the conveyor belt, an extension is made at the bottom. Over the next few years, more than 6 billion such bottles were produced.

In 1916, 153 lawsuits were filed against imitator brands, such as Fig Cola, Candy Cola, Cold Cola, Cay-Ola and Koca Nola.

In 1955, Coca-Cola began to be sold in bottles with a volume of 10, 12 and 26 ounces.

In 1980, Coca-Cola became the official drink of the Olympic Games in Moscow.

In 1982, the production of dietary Diet Coke began.

In 1988, Coca-Cola entered the USSR market, production was set up at the Moskvoretsky brewery.

Later, under the pressure of competitors who produced decaffeinated and sugar-free drinks, The Coca-Cola Company began to produce Classic Coke, New Coke, Cherry Coke, Tab, Caffeine-Free New Coke, Caffeine-Free Diet Coke and Caffeine-Free Tab.

On December 4, 2007, Coca-Cola introduced a new glass bottle with a capacity of 0.33 liters, which became shorter by 13 mm, wider by 0.1 mm and weighs 210 grams, which is 20% less than the previous one. For example, in the UK, these changes reduce the use of glass to 3,500 tons per year, and the release of carbon dioxide to 2,400 tons.

In January 2011 in California, 4-methylimidazole, contained in caramel dye, was listed in the list of possible carcinogens "The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986", indicating that taking 16 μg of substance per day is not a significant hazard. This amount of substance is much less than the average consumption of substance by persons using Coca-Cola and Pepsi. The food industry opposed this decision, indicating the need for additional warnings on many products.

In March 2012, Coca-Cola and Pepsi reported changes in the production of caramel dyes to meet California's new standards. Drinks sold in California, already meet new requirements. As of March 2012, the method of making caramel dyes used in Europe has not been changed, the content of 4-methylimidazole remains at the same level.

Composition and Formulation

The components of the "classic" version of "Coca-Cola" are:

  • purified carbonated water;
  • sugar;
  • natural dye caramel;
  • acidity regulator; orthophosphoric acid;
  • natural flavors;
  • caffeine.

To prepare 1 liter of "Coca-Cola" you need 2 liters of water.

The exact formula of natural spices "Coca-Cola" (besides the ingredients mentioned above) is a trade secret. The original copy of the formula is stored in the main depository of SunTrust Bank in Atlanta. His predecessor, Trust Company, was the insurer of the IPO The Coca-Cola Company in 1919.

A popular myth says that only two leaders can have access to the formula, while everyone can have access to only half of the formula. The truth is that although Coca-Cola has a rule that restricts access to only two executives, each of them knows the whole formula, and the other, in addition to the established two, knew the manufacturing process.

Impact on health

No specific negative effect of the drink on the body is reliably established. The influence of the Coca-Cola drink on health is no different from other similar products. So, it is not recommended to drink highly carbonated beverages to people suffering from gastrointestinal tract diseases, in particular, acute and chronic gastritis, including accompanied by increased gastric secretion, peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum, biliary tract disorders, pancreatic diseases. Diabetes patients should be aware of the sugar content in the classic beverage types.

There is mention of the 2004 study, during which a link was established between regular daily consumption of sweetened drinks and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In 2013, it was found that the effect of conventional dosages of sweetened soft drinks on the development of diabetes is not statistically significant.

Residents of Hong Kong use hot Coca-Cola as a medicine for colds.


A colorless version of Coca-Cola was produced specifically for the Soviet Marshal GK Zhukov.

The huge sign of Coca-Cola, located above the Pavilion of Coca-Cola World in Atlanta, consists of 1407 ordinary bulbs and 1906 "running" neon lamps. The height of the sign is 9 m, width - 8 m, weight - 12.5 t.

Coca-Cola is the longest sponsor of the Olympic Games. The cooperation of Coca-Cola with the Olympic movement began in 1928.

Drawing Santa Claus for The Coca-Cola Company in 1931, the Swedish artist Haddon Sandblom portrayed him as not a vivacious old elf, as was usual, but a cheerful old man with ruddy cheeks and a thick white beard. Over the years, Santa Sandblom became a well-known and beloved personification of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The largest sign of Coca-Cola is located in the Chilean city of Arica. It is laid out on the top of a hill of 70,000 bottles of Coca-Cola, its dimensions are 122-40 m.

The first outdoor billboard "Coca-Cola", drawn in 1904, is still in its place in the town of Cartersville, Georgia.

The pH of Coca-Cola is 3.0 ± 0.3.

In 2011, the National Geographic channel showed the plant, its work and the secret of making the Coca-Cola drink.

In 1989, Coca-Cola was the first foreign company to advertise its brand on Pushkin Square in Moscow.

In 2015 in the Vologda region came into force a regional law that prohibits the sale of tonic beverages. Among the beverages sold from the age of 18 on presentation of the passport, Coca-Cola got into the list, and cocoa was also on the list.

For the preparation of Coca-Cola, the company annually spends about 200 billion liters of water.

Coca-Cola marketers say that the very word "Coca-Cola" is considered the second most popular and recognizable among the world's inhabitants. The first position stably holds the word "okay."

The largest amount of Coca-Cola is consumed in Iceland and Mexico.

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