Water or Coke

Saw this being passed around on Facebook and wanted to share… I personally cannot remember the last time I had a soda, and the last time I had a Coke was probably even before this.

From the facebook post:  FYI- Found it on another page and thought I would share!

Very interesting indeed! Water or Coke? We all know that water is important but I’ve never seen it written down like this before.

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism as much as 30%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

And now for the properties of COKE

1. In many states (in the USA) the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the truck to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.

3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

For Your Info
1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase in osteoporosis.

2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly corrosive materials.

3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years!

Now the question is, would you like a glass of water or coke?

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So which one will you choose??


A Vegetarian in Texas!

So last week I had the pleasure of getting to go to Texas for the third time for work.  I love being out of the office, its so nice to have a change of pace and scenery and to not feel like I am chained to my desk all day.

For this trip I went to Greenville, TX about an hour away from Dallas.  I also was fortunate enough to spend some time one afternoon in Dallas wandering the streets and getting to see some of the city. It was much warmer than Boston has been making walking through the city a very pleasant experience.  I started in Pioneer Plaza, but unfortunately did not make it to the Dallas Farmer’s Market as I was originally hoping to, I parked on one side of the city and as I was heading to the Farmer’s Market the streets started to look less friendly so I changed my route and headed to the Arts District and Uptown.

Pioneer Plaza: Dallas TX

Pioneer Plaza: Dallas TX

Park across from the Dallas Museum of Art

Park across from the Dallas Museum of Art

I very much enjoyed getting to take a break from walking and sit and enjoy the day at this really neat park across from Museum of Art.  They had some really awesome features; the coolest playground for kids I’ve ever seen and a dog park, and tons of seating to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends!

The Greenville area is full of barbecue joints and fried chicken! Not exactly a vegetarians ideal hang out and quite different then my experience in LA where I did not even have to try to find a vegetarian joint.

I always try to choose a hotel that has breakfast in the morning, it is so convenient to be able to walk down stairs and eat and not have to worry about finding some place and then waiting in line etc.  While the breakfast buffet is full of delicious choices I stick to my usual oatmeal with fruit and peanut butter and just watch as others make the delicious waffles.

oatmeal, fruit and orange juice: a healthier start to the day

oatmeal, fruit and orange juice: a healthier start to the day

Lunch when I travel for work almost always consists of a salad from the hospital cafeteria salad bar and occasionally some soup or crackers and hummus.  Depending on where I am and who I am travelling influences what my dinner plans end up being.  For this trip the hotel was located across the parking lot for an Applebee’s large chains like this are usually safe for me as a vegetarian having at least one vegetarian options (usually a veggie burger) and are also always will to make a salad and leave the meat off of it.

I also stock up on Lara Bars, or Kind Bars and nuts / trail mix while I travel, you never know when you may need a snack!