An infographic from The Renegade Pharmacist breaking down what happens in your body up to one hour after guzzling a can of Coca Cola has gone viral. Not only can the iconic caramel soda drink keep your coins in mint shape, just 10 minutes after drinking it, you will feel its effects, claims Niraj Naik, a self-described "ex-community pharmacist" turned holistic health hack.
It starts with the smack of those 10 teaspoons of sugar hitting your system. Literally, smack (yes Naik draws that comparison.) Your entire daily sugar intake down the hatch, closely followed by a blood sugar spike and insulin burst that converts the sugar into fat. Forty minutes later, the caffeine works its magic: dilating pupils, elevating blood pressure and blocking the drowsy adenosine receptors in your brain.
A few minutes later comes the rush of dopamine, which Naik likens to the heroin high. An hour later - thanks to the caffeine's diuretic component - and you're rushing for the little girls' room to relieve yourself, effectively draining away the calcium, magnesium, zinc and any other goodness that was "headed to your bones."
As the finale, Naik promises a sugar crash "as the rave inside of you dies down" and you've now "literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke."