The Coca Cola Conspiracy

I was intrigued recently when reading of what is referred to as the Coca Cola conspiracy on David Airey’s blog.

He references a presentation by Robert H Lustig, MD concerning the damage of sugary foods.

Here’s an excerpt.

My colleague Dan Hale at the University of Texas, San Antonio, tells me that down there they’ve got a “Texas-sized Big Gulp” — 60 ounces of Coca-Cola, a Snickers bar, and a bag of Doritos, all for $0.99. If you did that every day that’d be 112 pounds of fat per year.

What’s in Coke? Caffeine. What’s caffeine? A mild stimulant, right? It’s also a diarrhetic — it makes you pee.

What else is in Coke? Salt — 55mg of sodium per can. It’s like drinking a pizza.

So what happens if you take-on sodium and lose water? You get thirstier. Why is there so much sugar in Coke? To hide the salt.

When was the last time you went to a Chinese restaurant and had sweet-n-sour pork? That’s half soy sauce — you wouldn’t eat that. Except the sugar plays a trick on your tongue. You can’t even tell it’s there.

Everybody remember New Coke in 1985? More salt. More caffeine.

That’s the smoking gun. They know what they’re doing.

That’s The Coca-Cola Conspiracy.

Does this make you want to stop drinking Coke like me?

How do you respond when you hear things like this?


  • Lorraine Cinquina  

    Another interesting fact is that if you put a dirty penny in a glass of coke it will make it shiny, clean and new again. Imagine what it does to your insides. Also I would have thought that Robert H Lustig MD would have known how to spell ‘diuretic’ (not ‘diarrhetic’ – unless that’s how you spell it in the USA).

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