Health Benefits Of Coca Cola:
Despite being a drink that almost always comes with the warning, ‘It’ll rot your teeth!’ there are also medical benefits to glugging Coca Cola.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a glass of coke, slice of lemon bobbing on the top, ice clinking.
However, next time someone judges you for reaching for a red and white can of the stuff, here are some medical justifications for doing so.
1. Good digestion:
Scientists and doctors have found that one of the best treatments for gastric phytobezoar, a condition where a person has difficulty with food moving through their digestive tract and suffers stomach blockages, is a glass of Coca Cola. The high acidity in the fizzy drink acts like gastric acid and can ease severe abdominal pain, break down the blockages and get things moving again.
2. Stop nausea:
There is much speculation on this front, but many people swear by a glass of flat coke when it comes to settling an upset stomach and eradicating nausea. While the jury is out on whether the drink is actually capable of curing a nasty bout of diarrhoea or sickness, what is agreed upon is the fact the sugar content in it will make you feel better – for a while at least.
3. Focus your mind:
Just like your morning cup of coffee, Coca Cola offers a good whack of the stimulant caffeine. As the caffeine enters your blood stream, it can spark increased concentration and mental focus, so if your attention levels are dipping, a mouthful or two of Coke could get you back up to speed.
Overdo it though and too much caffeine can leave you feeling jittery and stressed.
4. Give you a sugar rush:
If you’re all out of energy and in need of a quick blast of sugar to get over that 4pm slump. Of course, most doctors would recommend snacking on a handful of nuts or a piece of fruit for a more controlled release of sugar into your system, but sometimes you just need a rush to get you going – regardless of the inevitable sugar crash 30-60 minutes later.