75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. This likely applies to half the world’s population. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger. Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism by 3%.
One glass of water will curb midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of dieters, according to a University of Washington study. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could ease back or joint pain, significantly, for up to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on a computer screen or on a printed page. Drinking 5 glasses of water, daily, decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%. Plus, one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?
In many states, the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke, and it will be gone in two days. To clean a toilet, pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous China.
To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers, rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals, pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion. To loosen a rusted bolt, apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
To bake a moist ham, empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy. To remove grease from clothes, empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It also will clean road haze from your windshield.
The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use “Hazardous Material” place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of their trucks for about 20 years.
Would you rather have a glass of water or a glass of coke? I’ll continue going for the water.