Drinking Coca-Cola is as American as apple pie, football and fireworks on the 4th of July. Unfortunately, the negative health effects of drinking Coca-Cola are often sidestepped or even ignored since it has become so commonplace in American culture.
“Pop” goes the tab on a can of Coke. Maybe you sip it and it’s gone in 20 minutes, or maybe you were thirsty and downed it in just a few glugs.
Take one sip of Coca-Cola and you know it possibly couldn’t be that good for you. It’s chock-full of sugar and acid and all that fun stuff that probably isn’t so good for your body. It’s fine in moderation, but when you take it to the extreme, that’s when you have a problem.
In what appears to be a truly classic case of false advertising, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo call their artificially sweetened colas Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi.