miércoles, 16 de julio de 2008

¿Es mala la Coca Cola?...Y otros mitos

Os recomiendo echar un vistazo a esta interesante página dedicada a esos mitos y leyendas urbanas que uno nunca logra averiguar de donde proceden ni saber cuanto de cierto o falso contienen. Está en inglés, pero con un diccionario y paciencia, lograremos tener más claras ciertas cosas, como por ejemplo ¿es dañina la Coca Cola?

Qué la disfrutéis, y que os sirva para responder a los progresabeloto que os crucéis en vuestra peregrinación por este mundo.

Saludos

7 comentarios:

  1. Conocía la página. Muy interesante.

    Te pido que visites, cuando tengas un momento, el post que he escrito sobre el diario Metro, examines la imagen y me des tu opinión.

    Un abrazo.

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  2. Nunca supe el origen del nombre "Coca Cola" o "Coke".
    Por lo que sé, solo es perjudicial si tienes gastritis, diabetes o alguna que otra patología.
    Eso sí, es riquísima

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  3. Hombre, depende de como definas 'mala'.
    Si la comparas con un zumo de frutas exotico...
    El azucar no es muy bueno, la cafeína tampoco y los picos que va metiendo la coca-cola tampoco, pero alla cada cual, si te gusta y la disfrutas, tu mismo, haz tu decisión segun tus valoraciones personales (placer<->salud)
    Pero no digas que no es mala.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola#Criticisms
    "soda and sweetened drinks are the main source of calories in [the] American diet,"[55] most nutritionists advise that Coca-Cola and other soft drinks can be harmful if consumed excessively, particularly to young children whose soft drink consumption competes with, rather than complements, a balanced diet. Studies have shown that regular soft drink users have a lower intake of calcium, magnesium, ascorbic acid, riboflavin, and vitamin A.[56] The drink has also aroused criticism for its use of caffeine, due to the possibility of physical dependence.[57] A link has been shown between long-term regular cola intake, of which Coca-Cola is the most consumed brand worldwide, and osteoporosis in older women (but not men). [58] This was thought to be due to the presence of phosphoric acid, and the risk was found to be same for caffeinated and noncaffeinated colas, as well as the same for diet and sugared colas."

    "There is also some concern regarding the usage of high fructose corn syrup in the production of Coca-Cola. Since 1985 in the U.S., Coke has been made with high fructose corn syrup, instead of sugar glucose or fructose, to reduce costs. This has come under criticism because of concerns that the corn used to produce corn syrup may come from genetically altered plants.[60] Some nutritionists also caution against consumption of high fructose corn syrup because of possible links to obesity and type-2 diabetes.[61]"

    "In India, there exists a major controversy concerning pesticides and other harmful chemicals in bottled products including Coca-Cola. In 2003, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a non-governmental organization in New Delhi, said aerated waters produced by soft drinks manufacturers in India, including multinational giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, contained toxins including lindane, DDT, malathion and chlorpyrifos — pesticides that can contribute to cancer and a breakdown of the immune system. Tested products included Coke, Pepsi, and several other soft drinks, many produced by The Coca-Cola Company. CSE found that the Indian produced Pepsi's soft drink products had 36 times the level of pesticide residues permitted under European Union regulations; Coca-Cola's soft drink was found to have 30 times the permitted amount. CSE said it had tested the same products sold in the US and found no such residues.[62] After the pesticide allegations were made in 2003, Coca-Cola sales declined by 15%. In 2004, an Indian parliamentary committee backed up CSE's findings, and a government-appointed committee was tasked with developing the world's first pesticide standards for soft drinks. The Coca-Cola Company has responded that its plants filter water to remove potential contaminants and that its products are tested for pesticides and must meet minimum health standards before they are distributed.[63] In the Indian state of Kerala, sale and production of Coca-Cola, along with other soft drinks, was initially banned, before the High Court in Kerala overturned the ban ruling that only the federal government can ban food products."

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  4. La glucosa (azúcar) es el alimento de las células. La cafeína mejora la actividad mental. Por tanto ni el azúcar ni la cafeína son malos. En todo caso, y como con casi todo, el problema surge con el abuso.

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  5. Muy bien Dr Pepper, incluso abusar del agua puede ser danyino. Pero de todos modos existe la Coca Cola sin glucosa y sin cafeina...que bien viene para los diabeticos, los hipertensos, ...y los ninyos.

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  6. La glucosa YA se encuentra en los alimentos, no es necesario un aporte adicional excepto en casos de deporte extremo y demas.
    Y el agua es necesaria para vivir, pero si tomas 5 litros seguidos te mueres.
    Si tomas mucha cafeina tambien.
    Si tomas mucho zumo de fresa no, su tomas 10 zumos de naranka estaras igual de bien o mejor.
    Si tomas 10 coca-colas estaras temblando con espasmos en los musculos e intoxicado.

    "El consumo en cantidades muy grandes puede provocar una intoxicación. Sus síntomas son: insomnio, nerviosismo, excitación, cara rojiza, aumento de la diuresis y problemas gastrointestinales. En algunas personas los síntomas aparecen consumiendo cantidades muy pequeñas, como 250 mg por día. Más allá de un gramo al día puede producir contracciones musculares involuntarias, desvaríos, arritmia cardiaca, y agitaciones psicomotrices. Los síntomas de la intoxicación con cafeína son similares a los del pánico y de ansiedad generalizada."

    Pero mira, si crees que tomarse latas de cafeinas y azucar es sano, alla tu, como si desayunas huevos con beacon y donuts, pero luego no me pases la factura de tu SS y tu médico.

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  7. De erowid;

    PROBLEMS
    High doses within the normal range of use (250 - 750 mg) can cause insomna, anxiety, tension, nausea, headache, and irregular heartbeat. Very high doses (750 mg - 1 g) can produce toxic symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, tremor, seizures, and irregular heart beat. There are deaths associated with caffeine overdoses, though it is extremely uncommon. The lethal dose for humans has been estimated at between 3-20 grams.

    Addiction Potential
    Caffeine use leads to physiological dependency and tolerance. Discontinuation of regular use causes mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms, including sluggishness, fatigue, headaches, mild depression, and sometimes restlessness.

    Contraindications

    * People suffering from ulcers may find that caffeine worsens these problems.
    * Those with generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder should use caution in consuming caffeine, which may trigger panic attacks in sensitive populations.
    * Pregnant mothers may wish to avoid caffeine. Some studies have found a correlation between moderate caffeine intake and miscarriage while other studies have found no correlation.

    No hace falta recordar que la cafeína es un alcaloide, una droga(legal) que crea adicción... si eso te parece 'sano'...

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