Coke or pepsi : The healthy choice. Brandon mejia-emerson , monica Vasquez, vince li, victor bahena. What you’re drinking. Sodium-mineral found in many foods, often used for flavoring. Sodium is actually essential for hydration, nerve transmissions, and muscle contractions - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Coke or pepsi: The healthy choice
Coke or pepsi:The healthy choiceBrandon mejia-emerson, monica Vasquez, vince li, victor bahena
What youre drinkingSodium-mineral found in many foods, often used for flavoring. Sodium is actually essential for hydration, nerve transmissions, and muscle contractionsCarbohydrates-provides the body with glucose, thus providing the body with energy to functionSugar-a simple carbohydrate that can be broken down quickly providing energy to the brain and red blood cellsrecommendedThe average adult should not consume an excess of 2300mg of sodium per day. This is roughly equivalent to one teaspoon of table salt. Consuming an excess of this average often can lead to high blood pressure.250 grams of carbs per day are recommended for the average 2000 calorie diet. Too many can lead to weight gain.Sugar varies between sexes. Women are advised to consume 6 teaspoons a day as opposed to the recommended 9 for men. Constantly eating over this amount can lead to diabetes, tooth decay, and obviously weight gain.
Coke One 12 ounce can =140 calories0 grams of fat45 mg of sodium39 grams of carbs 39 grams of sugar
pepsiOne 12 ounce can=150 calories0 grams of fat30 mg of sodium41 grams of carbs 41 grams of sugar
vsCoca-Cola140 Calories0 Grams of fat45 mg of sodium39 grams of Carbs 39 grams of sugar
Pepsi-Cola150 Calories0 grams of fat 30 mg of sodium41 grams of carbs 41 grams of sugarSo Which is better?Both beverages are free of fat but Does cokes decrease in calories and carbs make up for its 15 milligram increase in sodium over pepsi? Or is 15 milligrams enough to warrant serious health issues on the human body?
Excess sodiumAs previously established, about 2300 mg of sodium a day is recommended for the average adult. The extreme health effects of too much sodium can put one in danger of kidney stones, stomach cancer, osteoporosis, heart failure, and stroke. Yet, However serious these symptoms may be a can of coke and pepsi only account for 1 to 2% of the daily recommended sodium intake. A value so miniscule that it should not have very much of an impact on the body at all in moderation. Sugar on the other hand.
sugarSugar, mainly high fructose corn syrup when dealing with fountain drinks, is known for granting quick boosts of energy. When consumed excessively Its other side effects include weight gain, nutrient deficiencies, diabetes, ad obvious dental issues ranging from cavities to the build up of plaque. A single can of Coca-Cola contains 7.8 teaspoons of the sweet diabetes inducing substance. This already surpasses the requirement for women and is roughly 86% of the daily requirement for men in a can! Not to mention these statistics are generated from the drink with less sugar.
Winner?Lets be honest these drinks, no matter how sweet and refreshing, are definitely not a healthy choice and should only be enjoyed in moderation. But when has that stopped us from gulping a couple down before? In conclusion Coca-cola is desirable over pepsi due to a lesser sugar/carbohydrate content than its competitor (in other words itll kill you slower).