Coke is a popular soda in Nigeria, loved by many. It’s that perfect boost when we are tired or it’s a sunny day.
I agree coke is a good appetizer to us however there are 3 set of people who should avoid taking it frequently as their health conditions doesn’t go with it.
Coke is made from carbonated waters, sugar, caffeine, phosphoric acid. This forms the basic ingredients for it’s production.
Now take a lot at all the ingredients, you would discover that none is actually so good for man and has very low nutrients.
In as much as we love to drink coke, it’s not so good for our health.
Below are medical conditions that shouldn’t go with frequent drinking of coke
It’s a condition that causes higher than normal blood sugar levels affecting your heart, nerves, blood vessels and kidneys.
The type 2 diabetes is more common in adults.
A diabetes patient is said to avoid sugars, a regular 100ml coke contains 10grams of sugar.
Imagine consuming this amount of sugars regularly, your health conditions would definitely worsen.
As a diabetic patient you should take lots of water in place of sodas.
Ulcer is a sore that develops on the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or small intestine.
Ulcers occur when stomach acid damages the lining of the digestive trac
Ulcer patients aren’t advised to take caffeine, alcohol and acidic foods and coke has all of these in its content.
Coke also has a relatively high amount of sugar which could likely upset the stomach of an ulcer patients.
Overweight and obesity are defined asabnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.
The image below shows obesity on different stages as one could weigh less and still be obese due to different factors.
From the chart above, if you weigh above 72kg you’re overweight and if you weigh above 90kg you’re obese.
When you’re obese, you need to cut down on your calorie intake. Coke does have relatively high amount of calories and drinking it regularly would result in added weight.
Substitute your sodas with water instead.