Coke’s Thirst

I was sitting with a friend, scientist wine maker discussing how thirst works. I mentioned that my kids have never tried cola-cola. Luckily the old recipe of was made with coca and the coke we drink now is laced with caffeine, a good substitute. The high-fructose corn syrup comprises corn syrups that have undergone enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired sweetness.

Does Coca-Cola’s drink quench thirst – the answer is no, it does just the opposite. When you consume a high amount of sugar or any other type of carbohydrate, your blood glucose levels rise. This triggers thirst as the body tries to dilute the extra sugar. These sugar particles funnel water from your body’s cells, depleting supplies. Your body’s cells then send chemical messages to the brain indicating that it’s time to consume additional fluids. Meanwhile, your brain routinely monitors blood concentrations to maintain normal levels. When the brain senses sugar overloads, that also triggers thirst.

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