Posted: 07 August 2018

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The label of Coca Cola indicates that it contains sugar, phosphoric acid, caffeine, caramel, carbon dioxide and some "extract". This extract and caused questions, writes DiasporaNews.

The trial began, only then the Coca-Cola company was forced to disclose the secret, from what actually do the cola. This was a liquid obtained from an insect Cochineal (Cochineal).

Cochineal is an insect from a group of herbaceous aphids that lives in the Canary Islands and in Mexico. It is sucked by the proboscis to the roots and stems of plants, sucks out their juice and never moves. For the cochineal, special fields are prepared, and then they are collected by the inhabitants of the surrounding villages.

From females and eggs of these insects, a pigment called carmine is extracted, which gives Coca-Cola its famous brown color. In dried form, cochineal looks like raisins, but in fact it is a dead insect!

The raw material for cola is the roots of licorice, or liquorice. Manufacturers collect these roots in tons using excavators, and all garbage, including mice, gets there. Then the roots of licorice are pressed together with what was among the roots.

Only then the remains of mice are removed from the mixture. Due to the dark color of the drink, blood and feces of rodents are not noticeable. The harmful substances of the company that produce the cola, try to neutralize with the help of chemicals. Therefore, employees of these companies do not drink Coca-Cola.

Scientists from Washington have decomposed into components one of the ingredients of Coca-Cola. It turned out that caramel in Coca Cola is not the usual melted sugar, but a chemical mixture of sugar, ammonia and sulphites, obtained at high pressure and temperature. It can cause cancer of the lungs, liver, thyroid and leukemia.

Also in the soda comes alcohol. In the alcohol add a few drops of aromatic oils, coriander and cinnamon. A liquid insect cochineal, or carmine, is not certified, so cola in some countries do not produce at all.

Consider the composition of Coca-Cola Light without caffeine: Aqua carbonated, E150d, E952, E950, E951, E338, E330, Aromas, E211:

1. Aqua carbonated - carbonated water.

Carbon dioxide in the drink stimulates gastric secretion, increases the acidity of gastric juice and provokes flatulence - abundant release of gases. In addition, tap water is used for production, though it is passed through special filters.

2. E952 (Cyclamic Acid and Na, K, Ca salts) - cyclamic acid and its sodium, potassium and calcium salts.

Cyclamate is a synthetic chemical, a sugar substitute, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It was banned in the 60s of the last century, because it is a carcinogen. In 1979, the World Health Organization rehabilitated cyclamates, finding that they are not absorbed by the body and excreted in the urine. Safe dose: 0.8 grams per day.

3. E150d (Caramel IV dye - Ammonia-sulphite process).

Burnt sugar, which is obtained by processing sugar with the addition of chemical reagents or without them using high temperatures. In this case, ammonium sulfate is added.

4. E950 (Acesulfame Potassium, acesulfame potassium).

Acesulfame potassium is 200 times sweeter than sucrose. Contains methyl ether, which worsens the work of the cardiovascular system, and aspartic acid, which exerts an excitatory effect on the nervous system and can be addictive.

Products with this sweetener are not recommended for children, pregnant and lactating women. Safe dose: 1 g per day.

5. E951 (Aspartame).

Aspartame is a sugar substitute for diabetics. It is chemically insensitive: it decomposes into methanol and phenylalanine under temperature conditions. Methanol (methyl alcohol) is very dangerous: 5-10 ml can lead to loss of the optic nerve and irreversible blindness, and 30 ml can lead to death.

In warm soda aspartame is transformed into formaldehyde, which is the strongest carcinogen. The cases of poisoning with aspartame have been documented.

Aspartame can also provoke the following diseases: brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Graves' disease, chronic fatigue, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, diabetes, mental retardation and tuberculosis. Safe dose: 3 g per day.

6. E338 (Orthophosphoric Acid, orthophosphoric acid) - chemical formula: H3 PO4.

Food orthophosphoric acid is used in the production of carbonated water and for the production of salts (powders for making cookies). Prevents the absorption of calcium and iron in the body, which can lead to a weakening of bone tissue, osteoporosis. Other side effects: thirst, rash on the skin.

7. E330 (Citric Acid, citric acid) - colorless crystals.

Get citric acid from tobacco and fermentation of carbohydrates (sugar, molasses). Applied in the pharmaceutical and food industries. Citric acid salts (citrates) are used as acids, preservatives, stabilizers, in medicine - for preserving blood. 8. Aroma - it is not known what flavor additives.

9. E211 (Sodium Benzoate, sodium benzoate).

Expectorant, preservative. Benzoic acid (E210), sodium benzoate (E211) and potassium benzoate (E212) are added to certain foods as bactericidal and antifungal agents.

Such products include jams, yoghurts, fruit juices and marinades. It is not recommended to use asthmatics and people who are sensitive to aspirin. Also, scientists have found that this compound causes significant damage to DNA.

The substance does not destroy parts of the DNA, but deactivates them. This can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and degenerative diseases, for example, Parkinson's disease.

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