That ‘One Hour After Drinking A Coke’ Infographic Is Full Of Empty Calories

08.01.15 4 years ago 4 Comments


You’d think Coca Cola had actual cocaine in it or something, judging by the tone of this “What Happens One Hour After Drinking a Can of Coke” infographic:

Niraj Naik created this chart, first posting it to his website The Renegade Pharmacist. From there, it went viral, with bold claims like this:

First 10 minutes

10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavour, allowing you to keep it down.


45 minutes in

Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centres of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

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