Healthy Eating: Toxic Product
Description of the product
Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink produced by the Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta,
Georgia. It is often referred to simply as Coke
Characteristics of the product
It contains carbonated wáter, sugar, caffeine, phosphoric acid, caramel color (E150d) and
A can of coke has 39 grams of carbohydrates (all from sugar, approximately 10 teaspoons),
50 mg of sodium, 0 grams fat, 0 grams potassium, and 140 calories.
Where can you buy the toxic product?
It can be bought in stores, restaurants, supermarkets, and vending machines.
When do you consume it?
With lunch or dinner. Or at any time we want.
How often do people consume the toxic product?
Some people comsume it everyday, others consume it every weekend, or just occasionally.
There are people who never consume it.
At what age people consume the product
There is not a certain age to start consuming Coca Cola. But it’s not recommended for
How the product was introduced in the market/the society
It was invented in the 19th century, originally intended as a patent medicine. Coca Cola
was bought out by a businessman whose marketing tactics led Coke to its dominance of
the world soft-drink market throughout de 20th century.
Why the product is so successful?
Because of the great advertising, that has significantly affected American culture.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of consuming the
Advantages: The main purpose of Coca Cola is to supply the consumers’ needs and wants.
Offering benefits to the shareholders, and increasing the market share.
The ingredients that Coca Cola is made of are safe and fulfill the laws of more than 200
countries where it is sold.
The advertising promotes friendship, pleasure, sport, good memories, self-improvement,
and happiness. It is designed to satisfy the differents hydration needs and tastes.
Its refrigerators work with good technologies for the environment. It is the first company
in the world making a bottle made of recycled PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate).
PlantBottle, a plastic PET bottle made with 30% of plant materials, and with 20% carbón
less than the old bottle.
It is 100% reciclable.
Disadvantages: Coca Cola and its components weaken the bones and teeth, increase the
levels of diabetes and obesity, complicating circulation and heart problems, and causing
also serious physical and psychological problems such as depression, eating disorders and
low self-esteem. It stimulates the emergence of gastritis.
It is transgenic due to the irrational use of wáter. It creates addiction. It damages the teeth,
weakening them and causing caries.
10 minutes after consumption: 10 sugar teaspoons get in your digestive system (100% of
the recommended quantity per day). The only thing stopping you from vomiting due to so
much sweetener, is the use of phosphoric acid, that hide the taste, allowing you to digest it.
20 minutes after: Your sugar levels soar, causing the insulin increase. Your liver responds
transforming all the sugar it finds into fat.
40 minutes after: Caffeine absorption is completed. Pupils dilate, blood pressure rises and
as a respond, your liver brings more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors
block, avoiding the sleep.
Who can get benefits of consuming the product?
Everyone can get benefits if it is not consumed excessively.