Bizarre Alternative uses for cola that’ll make you think twice before drinking it

 In Health Dangers

No one can deny the pleasure an ice cold beverage brings on a hot day. Many health practitioners preach about the side effects of sugary drinks but we thought we’d put it in perspective for you. Have you thought of what else a can of cola can be used for? Have a look.


You can remove rust by means of dipping a cloth or foil in this sugary beverage.


Remove oil stains from a garage floor.


You can loosen a rusty bolt by pouring some cola over it.


This beverage can make your lawn greener and more lush.


About to drive on an early winter morning? Use some cola to defrost your windshield.


Soak a burnt pan in some cola and rinse. Your pan will be good as new.


Apparently you can use a bit of cola to clean your engine. Seems drivers should always keep cola in their cars.


Ladies, if you want to put some curls into your hair, just pour some flat cola onto your hair and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing.


You can clean tile grout using this drink.


Adding a bit of cola to your compost can improve it as it increases acidity and feeds microorganisms.


A 2 litre bottle of cola can clean a dirty pool.


Pour a little cola on marker stains on your carpet and scrub with soapy water. The stain will come right off.


You can strip paint off metal furniture by soaking a towel in this beverage and leaving it on the surface for a few days.

Why sugary drinks are bad for you

Those who consume sugary drinks on a daily basis have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Soda contains high levels of phosphate and if you consume more phosphate than calcium, it can have a detrimental effect on bone health.

Sugary drinks encourage weight gain.

The high sugar and caffeine content in soda causes tooth decay.

Cola beverages in particular can increase the risk of kidney problems.

Sugary beverages increase your blood pressure.

If you often grab a can of soda when parched, don’t. On the contrary, high caffeine and sugar causes dehydration.

Why are people so attracted to sugary beverages?

It’s the caffeine that hooks people. Caffeine is considered the world’s most popular psychoactive drug and it is both water and fat soluble. Why is caffeine bad for you though? Let’s start at the beginning with adenosine molecules. These molecules are designed to slow down a person’s nerve cell activity that triggers a flight of fight chemical adrenaline. Caffeine blocks adenosine receptors which consequently causes a person to be hyper alert.

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