The word Coca – Cola is the most popular word after “hello” in the world so now we can imagine that it is the most valuable brand in the history. In many places around the world buying a Coke is ironically less expensive and easier than the access to clean water.Although the Coke tries to present itself like an environmentally and socially conscious company, the real truth is that it is connected to water shortages and pollution.
The acidity of Coke has led many to ask the toxicity of the drink, and its effect on long-term health, because its pH rating is just one point higher than that of battery acid.The pH of 0 to nearly 7 is acidic in the scale, while from 7 to 14 is alkaline on the pH scale. The pH level of the battery acid is 1, while the pure water has a pH of 7.In the test done on the acidity levels of Coke, it was discovered to have 2.5 pH levels.
Those people who drank minimum one soda can per day had:
- a 30% higher risk of getting a larger waistline
- a 31% higher risk of becoming obese
- a 32% higher risk of having low levels of good cholesterol
- a 25% higher risk of having low good cholesterol levels
- a trend toward an increased risk of high blood pressure
Thus we see Coke is not good for the human body but the extreme acidity of this drink makes it work like an amazing cleaning product. Lets check out some of the practical uses of coca-coal that prove it not a good drink for human body:-
Cleaning the toilet is the most tedious of the tasks and no one really wants to do it but your friendly fizzy partner Coca-cola can. All you have to do is pour the drink in the commode leave it for a while, then flush it—now you have got yourself a sparkling toilet!
Strips the stains of metal & furniture :
If your furniture or metal has been stained with paint then soak one towel in Coke then lay it on the paint surface and rub it out. Make sure you wash it off with soap water later so that the stickiness of the drink is removed.
Shine your chrome with coke:
If you don’t want to buy really expensive stain removers then taking some of that Coke with aluminum foil will bring the Chrome a high shine. The stains will be removed and all credit goes to the carbonic and phosphoric acid inside the carbonated drink.
Coca-cola is famous for being used for removal of the blood stains from clothes, furniture, carpet, walls and floor. It is also said that it is used as an important cleaning agent while cleaning a crime scene, although it is not known for sure.
Makes monies shine bright like diamond:
If you are a coin collector you will love this tip—you can soak your pennies in a mug full of Coke and leave them there for a bit. When you will take out your coins you will see that they are shiny and new again. Cola helps to get rid of the deposited muck!
Cleans the engine:
Coke distributors have been using this method for decades.This acidic drink when poured on the engine battery does not dilute battery acid (H2SO4), which is quite acidic—which means that it can be used to clean-up corroded batteries. So if you are stuck in the desert and you have to clean the car battery but you have nothing on you but Coca-cola (although we wonder why you would still carry it after reading the article?) can be used as a cleaner.
Cleans burnt pot/pan :
If your pots are all blackened, then no need to worry just pour some of the wonder fizz into them, let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse it. The chemicals in the drink will fight the grime and loosen it, then you can easily scrub it out and your pots will again be clean and shiny!
Removes the rust:
If you want to get rid of the gross rust then dip that object into a mug full of fresh coke or if the object is too big then using sponge, fabric, or even aluminum foil dipped in this drink could serve the purpose. The phosphoric acid in the drink will cause the corrosion process and the rust will loosen and can be easily taken off from the affected object.
Clean the oil stains from the garage floor:
Pour some coke on the garage floor where you see oil stains and let the stain soak. After few minutes hose off the floor.. Stains vanished!!
As Pesticide in the Fields:
In India, some farmers use coca-cola instead of pesticides for pest termination, because it’s cheaper and the result is totally rewarding. It is said that the high sugar content of the drinks can make them efficient in fighting pests, which is of course denied by the company since they say that there is nothing in the drink that can be used as a pesticide. But the technique is an in-vogue trend in the Indian farming scenario.
It is clear that the Coca – Cola is a product that has many amazing uses. Although the record shows that the best uses of this product are not connected with consumption.