There seems to be an ongoing debate about the health hazards of soft drinks, but do you know all the facts? We all know that water is a much healthier alternative for your mouth, but what other health problems do soft drinks cause? We found some interesting statistics on water vs. coke… check them out:


  1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
  2. In 37% of Americans the thirst mechanism is so weak it is often mistaken for hunger.
  3. Mild dehydration will slow your metabolism as much as 3%
  4. Lack of water is the #1 trigger for daytime fatigue
  5. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  6. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math and difficulty focusing on the computer.
  7. Drinking 5 glasses of water each day decreases your risk of colon cancer by 45% and can slash your risk of breast cancer by 79%.


  1. In many states the highway patrol carries Coke in the trunk of their cars to remove the 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. You can clean your toilet by pouring a can of Coke into the toilet, let it sit for one hour and flush.
  4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers rub the bumper with a piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coke.
  5. Coke will clean the corrosion on a car battery.
  6. Coke can also loosen a rusted bolt by soaking a cloth in Coke and apply it to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
  7. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the 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.


  1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
  2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use Hazardous Material Warning Cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

Dr. Radz did not perform the research to compile this data. Have you tested any of these Coke theories? If so, post your results on our Facebook wall!