Water or Coke?

This is really an eye opener! We all know that water is important but I've never seen it written down like this before.
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half world population)
In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.
Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50%less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?
In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
To clean a toilet: - Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the "real thing" sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.
To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminium foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.
To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminium foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for sumptuous brown gravy.
(we do not encourage any cooking in aluminium foil as it is toxic to humans)
To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.
To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous Material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.
The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!
Now the question is, would YOU like a glass of water or coke?
Interesting Fact: Coke outsells bottled water by 20 times in the USA

HELP NEEDED - This page was sent to me a long time ago so if anyone knows who it should be credited to please let me know and I will acknowledge their work and seek a formal link.

Caroline O'Dwyer sent in the following -
You said you wanted to know where you got the coke facts from? Here they are, word for word. http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/acid.asp All the same I have taken you advice and stopped drinking coke and coffee.
Thank Carlonie - but the snopes people say that they collected the info from somewhere else....

Please also see http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/cokelore.asp

Be aware that the debunking of modern myth is an industry funded by those product owners who may lose out by negative myth. My suggestion is that by drinking Coke-Cola instead of water you are on a road to illness because of dehydration which has other side effects because of the ingredients in Coke / Pepsi / Fanta etc....

See the Nail does not rust in Coke experiment at http://joshmadison.com/2003/12/14/will-coke-dissolve-a-nail-experiment/
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