A seemingly healthy and fit man decided to conduct an experiment to prove the shocking effects that soda consumption has on the human body, and the result was eye-opening.
George Prior, 50, decided to drink 10 cans of Coke per day for 30 days to see what would happen, and in the end, the healthy Los Angeles-based man gained an astonishing amount of weight in a short amount of time.
“I'm urging people to examine the amount of sugar in their diets,” Prior, a married father of two, said. “People need to be aware of the real and powerful damaging effects of sugar on their health. The most dramatic change was in weight: 23 pounds of gain over 30 days.”
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Prior also noted that he believes he was becoming addicted to sugar by the end of his experiment.
“I also seemed to develop a craving for Cokes, or other sugars, during the time I was drinking Cokes,” said Prior.
Prior says he stuck to his normal diet every day during the experiment and simply added the 10 cans of coke each day.
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“I did it to get people thinking and talking about how much sugar they eat and how unhealthy it is,” revealed Prior. “I would prefer not to do it again. I don't like being this heavy. The actual drinking of the ten Cokes got to be an irritating chore every day. There were a lot of visits to the restroom, a feeling of constant fullness, and a clutter of cans everywhere. Kids shouldn't drink Cokes. But then kids shouldn't drink juices, either, and that's going to be a very hard sell to parents who believe that juice is 'natural' or even 'organic.' It's sugar, and not only do kids not need it, it's bad for them. I think there are a lot of people suffering health problems like diabetes and heart disease, who aren't aware they could help themselves by just stopping sugar.”
Within days of letting go of the Coke, Prior says he lost four or five pounds.
“I'd like to see controls on the lobbying and spending of big corporations who sell sugar and don't want the government to tell people how bad it is,” Prior added.