10 Industrial Uses For Coke That Proves It’s UNFIT For Human Consumption
By Jessica Baumgardner
To many Americans, an ice-cold can of cola equals happiness, fun, those cute polar bears, or summer BBQs. But does anyone equate it to… household cleaner?
If you take a look at the ingredients, there is literally no nutritional value whatsoever. In fact, many studies link the consumption of soda to high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney stones, heartburn, tooth decay, liver damage and obesity, to name a few.
A can of cola is essentially just a can of chemicals, so using it for chores around the house is not as inconceivable as you may have thought.
What is it that makes a good cleaning agent?
High acidity (or a low number on the 0-14 pH scale). You wouldn’t drink battery acid, but cola is not far behind with a 2.5, just a point and a half ahead of battery acidity, which scores a 1 on the pH scale! Still convinced cola couldn’t possibly be as unnatural as it appears?
Well, Let’s Go Ahead And Talk About What You Can REALLY Do With This Supposed “Beverage”…
1. Clean Your Sinks – Wipe your chrome faucets and fixtures with cola and they will sparkle and shine in no time.
2. Remove Blood Stains – Kitchen cut ruin your new apron? Use cola to remove blood stains from the fabric.
3. Remove Old Paint – Leave a cloth dipped in cola on that metal chair from the flea market you got and it will remove the paint.
4. Clear Dish Stains – Remove the stains from your grandmother’s hand-me-down china sets.
5. Clean The Toilet – Yes, really. Pour coke along the inner edge of the toilet bowl and the bubbles will remove the residue; then flush.
6. Clean Your Change – Put a penny in a glass of cola and it will come out sparkling.
7. Clean Burnt Pans – I normally let soapy water sit in the pan for a few minutes, but this works too – just as well, actually.
8. Clean Your Car Engine – Crazy, but true. Go ahead and wipe that horsepower beast down.
9. Remove Oil Stains – Let some coke soak the floor of your garage and then hose off – good as new!
10. Remove Rust – Dip a cloth or tin foil in the soda and scrub the rust right off.
So, do you still want to let this acidic, chemical-laden, material-cleansing liquid run through your body?
If you ask me, it will do you a lot more good as a home cleaner than a refreshing beverage.
Addicted to the bubbly feel of the carbonation? No problem. Replace your daily diet soda with a sparkling water or a probiotic-rich sparkler like Kombucha. Then, have some fun testing out some of these coke hacks with your leftover supply!
If you find any more interesting, effective uses of coke, feel free to share in the comments below!
Jessica Baumgardner, aka Health Coach Philly, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She is dedicated to helping women improve their nutrition, reduce stress, lose weight and increase their energy through her personalized nutrition and lifestyle programs.
Jessica holds a Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school and the only school integrating over 100 dietary theories, from traditional philosophies like ayurveda and macrobiotics, to modern concepts.
After successfully using a holistic approach to prepare for her wedding in 2012, Jessica decided to share her knowledge of whole foods and healthy living with women, to help them fulfill their own personal goals.
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