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Infographic claims to show what happens in first hour after you drink Diet Coke

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Remember last week when we showed you the infographic that reportedly shows the effects one can of Coca-Cola can have on a person’s body over one hour?

Well now the same person who released that infographic has put together yet another eye-opening graphic that shows you how your body will react to Diet Coke after an hour.

The new graphic released by Niraj Naik, “The Renegade Pharmacist,” claims to detail what happens to the body 10, 20, 40, and 60 minutes after drinking a Diet Coke.

From the infographic:

First 10 minutes: Tricks your taste buds and attacks your teeth – The phosphoric acid attacks the enamel in your teeth, while the artificial sweeteners like aspartame hit your system.  Aspartame may trigger taste receptors and trick your body into thinking it has just processed sugar.

20 minutes: Can switch on fat storage mode – Like regular Coke this can trigger insulin, which sends your body into fat storage mode.

40 minutes: Can cause addiction – The potentially deadly combination of caffeine and aspartame creates a short addictive high similar to the way cocaine works.  Excitotoxins are released which may exhaust your brain by overstimulating its neuroreceptors, especially if consumed on a regular basis.

60 minutes: Can deplete nutrients, make you hungry and thirsty for more – Unlike the small amount of satisfaction you get from regular coke your body may still crave sweets.  This makes you likely to reach for another soda, or worse, some other junk food you consider to be safe and the cycle continues.


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