6 Harmful Effects of Drinking Coca Cola (Coke) or Pepsi

Jogged, walked, worked, and feeling tired ? A soft drink refreshes the body instantly. The magic of the fizz seems to soothe the nerves and the mind at such times. And so consequently, according to studies, about 90% of moderate income population prefers like Coca Cola or Pepsi after a tiring day.

What is this drink ? 

Coca Cola and Pepsi are such products that have been scrutinized by the environment and human rights department for inducing bad and unhealthy food products. The brands are symbolic of all soft drinks that are nothing but or artificially sweetened sodas with color.

Drinking Coca Cola (Coke) or Pepsi - Side Effects

Drinking Coca Cola (Coke) or Pepsi – Side Effects

The trend of having these beverages increased with the introduction of Diet versions. These versions claim to have no added sugar which can keep a check on the weight factor. Teenagers and women, especially, have been reported to consume this product ever more than before.

With a number of more companies coming up with similar products, the researches done by some of the universities seem to be undone. However, if you are reading this article be sure about certain facts before touching your lips to another can of Coca Cola or Pepsi.

Harmful Effects of Drinking Coca Cola (Coke) or Pepsi

The particulars mentioned here are merely the reproductions of the results concluded by some of the known universities around the world. It has been observed that consumption of soft drinks must be checked as soon as possible.

A glass of cold can be less attractive but is much healthier and better choice in terms of survival. It is always better to prevent than to cure.

1) Caffeine, Sugar and Aspartame: These products are invariably present within the sweetened soft drinks. Coca Cola and Pepsi have been under lawsuits in some of the developed countries against using Aspartame which causes several diseases. Children should be strictly restricted from consuming products with Aspartame. Furthermore, caffeine and sugar are very addictive leading to another set of diseases like diabetes and a life-long habit of inducing caffeine in the body.

2) Kidney Failures: The sweet sugar is definitely not the reason for a failing kidney but the artificial sweeteners are. Hence consuming Diet versions of Coca Cola or Pepsi have proved to produce more impairment than the sweet versions.

3) Metabolism Level Decreases: A glass of warm water can speed up you metabolic rate but may taste awful after a workout session. A can of Coke can surely be tasty but it really decreases the metabolism and helps in destroying the fat burning enzymes in no time. Thus a can of either Diet Coke or simple Coca Cola after a rigorous workout or busy day is strictly not advisable.

4) Obesity and Diabetes: Obesity was never a major problem when Coca Cola or similar products were not introduced. But with an advent of these products, a major portion of the population is turning obese which includes children and teenagers.

Obesity is the root of diseases that affect heart, lungs, and kidney. Researches have also been proving that obesity may be a cause to trigger cancer cells.

Similarly, patients with diabetes must never touch beverages like Coke or Pepsi since it increases level of sugar in blood by twofold. Non-diabetic persons should avoid these drinks in order to keep diabetes away.

5) Teeth and Bone Damage: The pH level of Coke or Pepsi is 3.2 which are quite high. This pH level decides the acidic nature of a liquid. Hence these beverages are acidic in nature and can dissolve bones and enamels very quickly.

6) Reproduction problems: A research has shown that the cans of Coke or Pepsi are coated with such chemicals that may lead to reproduction problems with regular consumption.

Must Read : Effects Of Soft Drinks On Brain?

113 Responses to 6 Harmful Effects of Drinking Coca Cola (Coke) or Pepsi

  1. dawg next door says:

    there is nothing to be said

  2. Vivek narain says:

    These fizzy colas might be causing world wide and specially america wide phenomena of false memories,the alive again celebrities aka mandela effect.

  3. Harry says:

    True,But why WHO isn’t taking necessary actions against this.

  4. Ali Ahmad says:

    Hy its all true about coke nd pepsi brands. Because of these cold drinks today i am diabetic patient. I am of 25 years old. If now i avoid these drinks my diabeties will be normal or not????

    • admin says:

      It is not going to be a easy run now. While avoiding these drinks and other sugary drinks, you must go through proper treatment for diabetes.

      I would prefer for Ayurveda treatment for diabetes.

      See this link here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPxEQq17SC0

    • Louis Andrew Rhodes says:

      Pot oil cures diabetes

      • Dustin says:

        I’m not sure if hash oil will cure diabetes, but on the other hand it does cure lots of diseases especially cancer read about a man named Rick Simpson he cured several people with cancer in Canada, and some were stage four. Unfortunately the last I head about Rick Simpson is that he had to flee to Europe to avoid persecution from the Canadian Government. It’s a shame this man has to be on the run when he has saved so many lives.

      • Dustin says:

        I dont know about hash oil (not pot oil) curing diabetes. On the other hand it has shown many promising results for many other diseases especially cancer. If y’all ever get bored look a man by the name of Rick Simpson. He has cured several cancer patients in Canada with his hash oil, and some of those patients were stage four. Unfortunately the last I heard about Rick Simpson is that he had to flee to Europe to avoid prosecution in Canada. It’s a shame that this man is on the run for saving so many lives with hash oil. When are people going to realize that its just a plant that the good Lord gave us to use? Everything that God put on this earth he put here for us to use.

    • Acharya says:

      Ali ahmed bhai ,
      you plz stop drinking any kind of soft drinks and you plz dont use suger of any form , you can start patanjali ayurvedic medicine for diabetics and if u stop allopathy medicine and start ayurvedic medicine , it will be best and can save your life . Allopathy diabetic medicines are dangerous ,

    • Yes is true if u can avoid drinking them

    • Ushna says:

      Soft drinks are harmful for in which terms aspartame is harmful????

    • matt g says:

      i can say from experience that after not drinking pepsi for 2 weeks i actually feel better. my joints dont hurt as bad and i sleep better also. i still like the stuff but im gonna stick with my unsweetened ice tea. i have also read that pepsi will speed up the aging process due the phosphoric acids that it contains. prolly why i have alot of grey hair

    • sabrina says:

      pls stop the cold drinks as soon as possible
      ans ull be fine

  5. N.G. Yousouf says:

    Why can’t WHO do anything about this killer called Coca-cola?

  6. suresh kumar nm says:

    I didn’t know that Pepsi and coca-cola are life threatening for us.

    • Dustin says:

      Really…you didn’t know coke is bad for your health. Put a nail in some coke for a few days and then come back and look at what it does to that nail. That is what it is doing to your stomach, kidneys, and the rest of your body. If you really want your mind blown away, pour some coke on a pork chop (really any uncooked pork product will work) come back about 30 minutes to an hour later and see what happens. Yes those are worms coming out of your pork chop. But who cares I love all kinds of pork a little extra protein never hurt anybody

      • carter says:

        If you want to know what Coke does to your stomach, then use stomach tissue for your experiment. Your stomach is not made out of nails. By the way, the PH level of the acid secreted in your stomach to dissolve food is way more harsh than that of a cola product. It is enough of a reason to simply say the sugars in the cola are bad for you.

  7. raina says:

    i`m never drinking coke again!!!!!

  8. faiz says:

    really its wastage of health and money..because health is wealth.

  9. kgothatso says:

    I think I’m addicted 2 this drinks, because if I go a day without them I go insane

  10. Yash Mehta says:

    I recently took Pepsi in a container and put on a gas, within fraction of seconds the Pepsi literally disappeared and the left over became a hard sweet substance similar like tar which destroys your body.
    I’ve stopped drinking any kind of soft drinks. People if u don’t believe me u all can try out in your houses and u can see the results.

    • Austin says:

      you mean sugar, also, it wouldn’t have disappeared, it would have taken quite a bit to evaporate the water in pepsi, and the “hard sweet substance similar like tar which destroys your body.” doesn’t destroy your body, its not similar to tar at all, its just melted sugar, its because you boiled the water out of the pepsi… its not a scientific discovery… boil some apple juice and you will get the same thing except instead of dark brown because of the caramel coloring in the pepsi, it will be golden brown, and there will be more of it, since apple juice has more sugar per fluid ounce than soda.

  11. Yash Mehta says:


  12. shaik Ameer says:

    Yes its true…….I am the witness for this.I am working in merchant navy.we supply white phosphoric acid to coca cola company. Its very dangerous chemical for humans.

  13. DeadSilver88 says:

    I’m an idiot.
    I’m reading this while drinking a can of diet pepsi.
    Screw it.
    I’ll never drink Pepsi or Coca Cola AGAIN!!!

  14. Ravindra Verekar says:

    In Mumbai,in India Grahak sangh always publish side effects of cola drinks,while they recommend coconut water lime juice or plain drinking water hardly any body listens them.Trillions of litres of cola drinks are consumed.Result India is having growth of Obese children & parents are proud that they are westernised.

  15. Taylor says:

    do not believe this I am sorry not true its false

  16. Mahira says:

    It’s a true thing that Pepsi is not good for health it contains at least 200 spoons of sugar which may cause cancer ..take my advice and give a full stop to Pepsi !!

  17. vicent malala says:

    you are right and I appreciet that

  18. vicent malala says:

    I advice people that they should not take such drinks.

  19. khabazela says:

    everything has a side effect name it be it rice fruit juice or whatever.

    So long live cocacola open hapiness.. brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • Dustin says:

      I’m with you khabazela everything is bad for you one-way or another. Drinking too much water will kill you graveyard dead. I say screw it too you exercise, eat right, and guess what you still die. I’d rather eat, drink, and do what I like and it take a few years off my life, then at least I can die with a smile on my face knowing the good Lord didn’t jip me. (sorry couldn’t help myself that’s one of my favorite lines in the Big Lebowski.)

      • Francis Ofori says:

        We will all die but I don’t want to visit the hospital all the time and eventually die on the hospital bed. NEVER…! Prevention is better

  20. sandie says:


  21. peter says:

    modration should be ones watchword. Everything you eat or drink, if u love ur life, be moderate about it.

  22. Hassan Arif says:

    Hey, I’m 14 years old and i drink pepsi too much and its been around 2 year since I started taking it. Once I tried to stop drinking but then dAy by day my body n chest were burning like there was a fire and then i drank pepsi and it was back to normal. I can’t live without pepsi can you tell me how do i stop this ????

  23. DebCee says:

    Yes you CAN stop drinking your soft drinks. You are only 14 years old so stop now while you are still healthy. If you have to just cut down to one a day for awhile then taper down quickly from there and stop. That burning is probably because of the acid in your stomach created by the cola. It wont last long and will heal itself once you stop.

  24. Mashilo Mnisi says:

    I guess everything is toxic and has any side effects including milk, water, beer, malt, food and almost everything we consume in excess. What is it that isn’t dangerous and unhealthy to our bodies we consume? None, I guess.

  25. coke hater says:

    coke is nasty.

  26. Yvonne McCutcheon says:

    Both companies now both have caffeine free COKE, WHICH MEANS NOW that we Have A CHOICE. This is great for me as im allergic to caffeine. Small steps folks, small steps!

    • Dustin says:

      Shoot man if I drink too much coke, Pepsi, or any other soft drink it makes my penis burn so bad when I pee. It’s really just not soft drinks sweet tea will do the same thing to me too. I wonder if its the sugar or what. Sorry didn’t mean to be graphic I hope this doesn’t offend anyone and if it does I’m truly sorry

  27. kay says:

    Does coke help cause Kidney stones?

    • admin says:

      No, there is no link between the two.

    • Hisabzghi says:

      I read the out comes of the research and I will never drink coca cola and other soda products to the rest of my life.

    • Dustin says:

      I’m not sure but i was told if you get kidney stones drink a six pack of coke and eat a can of asparagus. Please don’t try this this is only what I had heard. So I repeat talk to a Dr about this remedy before you try it because I am by far from being a Dr.

    • Meghan O'Connor says:

      Hell no! It helps in creating them! Coke& kidney stones surely don’t mix!

  28. Austin says:

    Can you guys stop flipping out??? Seriously, some of you are saying things like “Im never drinking coke again” You guys are so easily influenced, all because something is bad if you do tons of it doesn’t mean it’s bad to do once, its not like coke has crack in it anymore, you can’t get addicted to coke-a-cola, thats like saying that you can get addicted to apple juice,


    You also need to stop telling people lies, like “I can’t live without soda” and asking stupid questions… The only other person who still has his common sense was the dude who said

    “I guess everything is toxic and has any side effects including milk, water, beer, malt, food and almost everything we consume in excess. What is it that isn’t dangerous and unhealthy to our bodies we consume? None, I guess.”

    Also stop saying “take”. you aren’t taking pepsi, its not a drug, its a drink, thats like saying ‘im taking water’ it’s stupid. Do some research people, holy god please do some research before babbling on about things you know nothing about…

    For instance, the lovely poster of this article did some research, everything up there is totally true

    (in exception to obesity being a trigger for cancer, the only way that could be true is the fact that there are now more cells in your body, giving you a higher chance of one of the cells to become a tumor)

    aspartame has been known to cause cancer, but that is only found in sodas with artificial sweeteners in them, pepsi and coke have a ‘real sugar soda’ on the market, so just drink those.

    As far as the sugar content in soda, for most soft drinks, its about 9 1/3 teaspoons, not “over 200 spoons” The sugar content in apple juice is about 3 grams per fluid ounce, where pepsi is only about 2.7 per fluid ounce, and keep in mind, thats unsweetened apple juice, apple juice you buy is probably sweetened, making it much higher in sugar. All because something is natural, doesn’t make it healthy.

    Sorry for the college dissertation but this needed to be said.

    • Bonnie says:

      Now all of a sudden individuals can’t have an opinion? I think what they were saying Austin is Coke/Pepsi products in large doses may have an effect on your body depending on how much you take in. I’ve heard all the jibberish before that you said but the people here are talking about Coke and Pepsi. It’s true, everyone has a right to their opinion. I drink Pepsi frequently because it settles my stomach. I need to stop. It’s eating the enamel off of my teeth. I also watched my aunt deteriorate from drinking large cans of Coke and she was told it was from that. Now she is in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s disease. Yes, everything is bad for you but people need to realize drinking large amounts can cause addiction and harm to your body. Everyone has a choice in life but it’s nice to hear from others who have had some type of experience from these products.

  29. Aggrey says:

    It’s true…. Can’t you realize how you belch after taking this carbonated drink?

    Believe it or not coke is poisonous and should be avoided…spread the news!!!!!

  30. I think pepsi is not good for healtha s it is used as toilet cleaner. It can cause harmful reactions

  31. akshay says:

    Yes pepsi is 2 harmful .thanks 4 the article

  32. Simran Dixit says:

    According to me if maggi is banned then even cigarette and pepsi should be banned.

  33. sounakbehera says:

    It is bad for health.
    It demage the kidney and other part of our body


    yes it is bad for health but we can see that a huge number of young people & teenegers also small boys including old man consume soft drinks it is not good for health its may cause cancer , calcium deplition , high sugar content , dehydration , risk of osteoporosis , teeth weaker , kidney damage , increase blood pressure etc


    it is bad for health really so after today i, we,
    all humens cick such type of soft drinks

  36. Sandy says:

    Oh please…a Coke a day isn’t going to hurt anybody….you people live in such fear. There is no problem with a Coke a day – moderation. THE SAME MORONS WHO ARE CLAIMING THE SKY IS FALLING ON THIS ARE THE SAME ONES WHO PROCLAIMED WHOLE MILK, EGG YOKS, AND BUTTER WERE GOING TO KILL EVERYONE AS WELL AS GLOBAL WARMING, WHICH IS ALSO CRAP. Only GOD gets a vote…moderation.

  37. A Jan says:

    We should to leave this,it effects our body like a drugs

  38. kysh abdul hamid says:

    thanks for that good healthy enlightment

  39. Priya says:

    Why those industries are still working…. Pls god save human life’s and close those mnc companies

  40. nedera says:

    thank you for informing me on this, it’s really important for me to know these things

  41. jim says:

    I like coke but i wont drink no more

  42. In Karachi these brands have tainted the better option of refreshment that is sugarcane juice which is a very tasty and healthy drink,they spread news that hapetittis patient are consuming the juice and there is an increased risk of catching a virus

  43. Francis Ofori says:

    Better to die on my bed without suffering than visiting the hospital all the time and eventually going under the knife. He who has wisdom has life.

  44. Ruchir Vaish says:

    I would like to share my personal experiences with Coke / Pepsi. I agree, undoubtedly, that they both have great tastes. But that does not absolve them of the harm they induce to our bodies. I have been a regular Coke / Pepsi drinker till a few years back, when I totally went off them or any of the Dark Drinks. I am an IT person and so was used to them and various other Sodas, while working long hours. Sometimes due to taste, and sometimes due to just wanting something cold and refreshing (though now I am sure they were definitely not refreshing). Being a little rotund, I used to avoid the Sugar laden varieties of the Sodas and used to have Diet Sodas or the ones that are also Caffeine free. Also, the Carbon Dioxide content was unintelligently used as a Burp inducing agent. Usually, I would have about 1 can of either Coke/Pepsi or some other drink. They still seemed to affect me, negatively. Over the years all the Dark Sodas that I had (even the ones without sugar) seemed to have cleansed my complete digestive system, not only of the Bad bacteria, but also the Good bacteria (that are actually needed for proper digestion). The result was a near collapse of my bowel movements, with me frequenting the Restroom many times a day. A Gastroenterologist suggested Probiotic treatment with capsules containing more than 100 billion good bacteria each, twice a day, for a few weeks. Only, after such a treatment was I able to regain some of my health. I have them even today, occasionally, when I feel uneasy. This made me reflect on what had transpired. Irrespective of whether the Soda had sugar or not, it still seemed to harm my Digestive Tract. Slowly, when I actually researched on the various Ingredients of Coke and Pepsi and other Dark drinks, a common component (that may actually be the culprit) came to light: Phosphoric Acid (or Phosphates). This compound is the one mainly responsible for completely clearing out my digestive tract and the sorry state of affairs for me. During my research I came to know that Phosphoric Acid is responsible for Gastro problems, reducing the density of bones and teeth, kidney problems, onset of diabetes and blurred vision, to name a few. As a joke, some of my friends even said that publicly Coke / Pepsi have been used as Toilet cleaners or to clean rust (YouTube has videos on them).

    I appeal to everyone around the world to reduce their intake of the Dark drinks, if not shun them totally. They all shall remain healthier all their lives.

    Best Regards,
    From India (having stayed in the US for more than 5 years)

  45. Hassana says:

    I really love coke, can’t go a day without drinking a can but then based on all the comments I’ve read and the article above, it does have some major side effects, will be sure to reduce my coke intake

  46. farooq ayub says:

    If aboove all true then it is
    Necessary for the authorities
    To take action to save the human

  47. farooq ayub says:

    Human being should love his life
    Instead of taking taste.

  48. farooq ayub says:

    Life is first.

  49. RISHAB GARG says:

    Not only coke, all the softdrinks in market are “Well Packaged Poison” !!

    Not only Coke, Mirinda, Dew, Pepsi & almost every Soft Drink has more than 20 teaspoon of sugar.
    Must watch this video before you gulp down next sip of that well branded poison.

  50. Meghan O'Connor says:

    My boyfriend will drink 2-6 cans of flat out Coke a day…he’s narrowed it down to 3& under, yet he continues to say that all food& drinks are unhealthy for you. I’ve showed him lots of stuff that can happen to him I’m sorry has happened to him already. He now has decades teeth, very bad heartburn, and now he’s getting kidney stones. I’m continually trying to do the best that I can to get him to stop drinking, yet he says that it’s the caffeine that charges him up& he also loves sugar. What do I do?

  51. Hilda Whitaker says:

    I drink a bottle of coke a day any my body is so itchy I have tried all sorts of thing to stop it and I was wondering if its the coke that’s doing it

  52. Samuel says:

    i am 40yrs and i have been drinking too much of coke recently and just yesterday i took 3 bottles and this morning i am having a strange feeling in my body. guys i dont want to die early and neither fall sick. help me i want to stop this thing call coke from entering my mouth.

  53. p kumar says:

    Thanx to provide such type of information.

    Its really true that teenagers rapidly sip coco cola or Pepsi..

  54. Moomal says:

    Thank u so much for this awareness i will try to reduce intake of these beverages ☺

  55. Mrs. Miller says:

    Drinking 3-6 cans of coke for 40 years has bought my mom;
    – 40+ lbs of fat
    – cronic sleeping
    – kidney failure (stints and soon dialysis)
    – high blood pressure
    – heart failure (from being fat & not moving)
    – lost 5 inches of height
    – mood swings

    Evil soda

  56. Sara says:

    My hus also addict with pepsi or soda for a long time.he behaves like a drunken person.i really worry that we have no baby.is really pepsi can cause infertility.?

  57. sam says:

    Hi there. After reading several of the views opinions I thought of adding my 2 cents to the above. Well, while i was working in USA, i used to drink Coke a lot, especially when i had to forgo food for long periods. I used to feel tired and a can of coke would do the magic. It would immediately rejuvenate me. It soon ended up with me having 5-8 cans per day and 10-15 cans over the weekend along with couple of bags of chips from Sam’s club.I was over weight by 60 pounds and honestly felt fantastic. ….. till i did the blood works – borderline diabetes, higher cholesterol, Triglycerides etc. Well, that was a wake-up call. I stopped taking all “soda” drinks, stuck to drinking water, controlled my cravings and today, (10 yrs later) i’m a healthy person. I have not touched Coke or any other soda drinks for over 10 years. I surprised myself and feel good about it. My blood-works are normal.

  58. suresh singh says:

    Human being should love is life I like coke but don’t drink

  59. Muhammad Ansar says:

    why such beverages are not banned while they are such harmful for the society? Can we allow to destroy peoples’s health for the cause of business? We should raise voice To pressurize our Govt to ban these cola drinks

  60. Charles says:

    I always have burning sensations from my stomach to my leg anytime I take coke maybe I am reacting to it.

  61. Dua says:

    I don’t know how I leave this habit I am crazy for Pepsi and cock. 8 to 9 cans daily I use.please anybody suggest me how I leave this habit.it will be dangerous for me in future.

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