Many people before have spoke about the benefits of drinking water, and the ill-effects of drinking carbonated drinks. And I am not here to repeat after them.
The packaged carbonated drinks, or soft drinks, are beverages, and includes products like, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Sprite, Fanta, Thums Up, Limca, Mountain Dew, etc.
According to the surveys conducted by the National Soft Drink Association (NSDA), the total consumption of soft drinks is more than 600-12 ounce servings per person per year.
And, in these, Pepsi and Coke rank the list.
As you guessed I don’t want to talk about how Coke or Pepsi will affect your life in a bad way, but want to state how it will benefit your life. I want to talk about in what all way Coke can replace the usage of water in your day-to-day life.
Read about the usefulness of these carbonated drinks.
Clean Your Toilet
Simply pour a can of Coke or Pepsi into the toilet bowl and let it stay for like that for an hour. After an hour, flush the toilet clean. The citric acid in Coke/Pepsi removes stains from vitreous china.
Remove the Rust Spots from Chrome Car Bumpers
To remove the rust spots from chrome car bumpers, rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coke/Pepsi.
Clean Corrosion from Car Battery Terminals
You can pour a can of Coke/Pepsi over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion. Place a cloth soaked in Coke/Pepsi over the rusted blot for several minutes and then rub away the rust.
Remove Grease from Cloths
Soak the load of greasy cloths with a can of Coke/Pepsi and Detergent. Keep it for some time and give is a regular wash. The Coke/Pepsi will help to loosen the grease stains.
Wash Away the Blood Stains from the Road after an Accident
After an accident, in many of the states, the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke/Pepsi to wash away the blood stains from the road.
Some Common Information
- One of the active ingredients in Coke/Pepsi, Phosphoric acid, can dissolve a nail in four days. It can also wipe away the calcium from the bones.
- Coke/Pepsi is a common engine cleaner for several years now.
- Put a T-bone in a bowl of Coke/Pepsi and it will be dissolved within days.
Since you can use the Carbonated Sugary waters for these purposes, try saving water for drinking.
And, what are the benefits of water?
Keeps You Hydrated
Studies show that almost 50% of the world population is dehydrated. The dehydration has hit our generation so hard that many even mistake the thirst with hunger. It’s been said that even a mild dehydration can slow down one’s metabolism by 3%. Drinking water can keep you hydrated.
Cures Back and Joint Aches
Are you suffering from constant back and joint pain? Studies proves that the proper intake of water (8-10 glass of water) a day can ease your back pain and joint pains.
One of the common problems that the dieters face is that midnight hunger pangs. Is this forcing you to have food at midnight and thus spoil your diet? In such a situation, drink a glass of water, and this is enough to satisfy your midnight hunger pangs.
A normal lean adult body is said to be composed of 70 per cent water, and only 30 per cent of solid mass. And, a mere 2% drop of in the body water content can result in fuzzy short term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty in focusing the computer screen or printed pages.
Studies have shown that the intake of 5 glass of water on a daily base can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 5%, and the risk of breast cancer by 79%. Those with a proper intake of water have a decreased chance for bladder cancer by 50%.
Drinking alkaline water
The alkaline water is also water which is alkaline in nature. Drinking alkaline water can hydrate you body to a much longer duration. The alkaline water is a good antioxidant and can prevent and save you from many of the common diseases. The alkaline water is also known for its anti-aging properties.
The alkaline water is usually produced by the Water Ionizer machines.
Through this article my intention was not to stop you from using the carbonated water, but to use them for something different. Trying to get over your thirst by drinking unhealthy carbonated drinks is one of the most foolish things you can ever do to your life.
And, drinking water (or, alkaline water) is the best thing you can do for a better health.
Now, you can decide to drink water or not.
Maria McCarthy, an enthusiastic academician and health blogger, finds special interest in exploring and writing articles about health and nutrition. She also works for a wellness company named TyentUSA and is responsible for product quality assurance.