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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:06 PM

Hi All I have got many letters and questions over the year with this one.

some very misleading reports around the net and magazine as well.

Some say that coca cola cause acne due to its acidic contents.

Others say that coca cola is good for you as it is suggested as a purifying or clarifying substance for the kidney and bladder. This would be taken more as a medicine than as a soft drink and with water (not carbonated). Various methods of relieving constipation should be utilized - powdered yeast or yeast cake taken daily for ten days and then left off a week would be one such suggested therapy.

what is everyones thoughts??


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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:28 PM

Coca Cola contains artificial colours & flavours and processed sugars. These are all things that will exacerbate acne.



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Posted 26 November 2005 - 06:37 PM

Coca Cola is poison for the body....Did you know after horrible accidents where there is blood on the road, they use coca cola to clean it off.... evil.gif

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 08:12 PM

you guys think everything causes acne.. you need to give it a rest.

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 10:42 PM

QUOTE(SuperCelebs @ Nov 26 2005, 08:12 PM) View Post

you guys think everything causes acne.. you need to give it a rest.


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Posted 27 November 2005 - 12:39 AM

I would be more worried about my teeth rotting then breaking out.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 08:37 AM

I see people chugging this stuff at work from the vending machines... no acne! I on the other hand only have soda on the weekends and still break out so wtf. I drink water all week and maybe iced tea for dinner.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:35 AM

If you have acne stay away from soda completely. I was addicted to soda but once you stop for awhile you won't care anymore.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:45 AM

I'm not sure about coca cola specifically, to be honest, but from what I have read and from my personal belief, soft drinks in general are not healthy and can even be addictive for some. Diet does not affect everyone, but I feel that the content of coca cola and other soft drinks is not the best thing to help the skin and can perhaps aggravate acne for some when it is already present.

Overall, I think it's important to try to take care of our bodies. I think the acne can improve greatly as a result of this. It may not be the answer for everyone, but it is nonetheless important health-wise. But this is not to say we shouldn't ever drink or eat things we enjoy. Just not to abuse of them or consume them regularly.

Coke and brio are amongst my favorite soft drinks... redface.gif

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE(Sperico @ Nov 27 2005, 03:35 PM) View Post

If you have acne stay away from soda completely. I was addicted to soda but once you stop for awhile you won't care anymore.


i agree, i remember i used to drink gallons of carbonated drinks, and i decided i would try and give them up to see if my skin would get better. After a couple of weeks drinking water i didn't feel any urge to drink Coke or Dr.Pepper.

How ever, i am drinking Coke right now, and i haven't drunk much water in a week or so, and my skin has never looked better. I have eaten loads of chocolate and crisps aswell and i've totally avoided breaking out, i have no idea why either, but my regimen is on my signature.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE(hottignorance @ Nov 26 2005, 07:37 PM) View Post

Coca Cola is poison for the body....Did you know after horrible accidents where there is blood on the road, they use coca cola to clean it off.... evil.gif

It's also used to clean corrosion off of a car battery. It's murder for your teeth. Will eat at the enamel, but I'm not really sure about your skin. It doesn't have anything in it that would make it good for you, but I don't notice any negative effects from it either. My skin doesn't get worse if I have my regular 32 oz soda....course it's diet, so it's really just flavored water and a bunch of weird chemicals.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:42 AM

i duno about others, but i always thought of all kinds of diet versions of regular drinks as BS
i hate diet coke, or any diet soda and especially this can of sprite i brought to europe as a souvenir :
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Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:10 PM

All types of soda broke me out badly within a few days of drinking. As soon as I eliminated soda and other refined junk, my skin cleared up in a few weeks.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE(charyan @ Nov 27 2005, 04:22 PM) View Post


How ever, i am drinking Coke right now, and i haven't drunk much water in a week or so, and my skin has never looked better. I have eaten loads of chocolate and crisps aswell and i've totally avoided breaking out, i have no idea why either, but my regimen is on my signature.


Nice to know you don't breakout from junk. Unfortunately, not everyone shares your genetics.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 08:04 AM

YES.

I believe in the alkaline-acidity theorie, so yes, Coca Cola will cause acne if it is acidic (all soft drinks are) It also contains sugar, so that's two reasons why it'll cause acne. Soft drink = acne.

charyan, I'm not trying to diss you or anything, but maybe you just have a "good" week. Try eating/drinking junk and stay clear for a whole year, and I'll believe you. Again, not dissing you.
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:48 AM

Does it matter? Coke is bad for you. It tastes like shit and it's bad for you. Look on a can at the "ingredients" and put some of those chemicals into a search engine.

Soda slows you down. When I stopped drinking soda a few years ago, I could not believe the degree of mental clarity that I gained. It makes your brain foggy. It makes your body fat. And not to mention it tastes like shit and costs money.
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 02:30 PM

potato chips will be known to cause cancer soon, beware

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 02:50 PM

Coca Cola is likely to contribute to diabetes and generally bad health, but no, it doesn't cause acne. There are people who never touch the stuff who have acne. There are people who drink it constantly who don't have acne, too.

Maybe some people are actually sensitive to coke somehow and it contributes to their acne. That's not the typical case.

The "eat only organic and you'll suddenly be healthy" crowd needs to calm down. Acne existed long before modern eating habits. Average Joe isn't getting acne because of what he eats. He's getting acne because he got screwed in the genetic lottery.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:22 PM

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Coca Cola contains artificial colours & flavours and processed sugars. These are all things that will exacerbate acne.
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Entirely untrue. You will only have a reaction if you have a sensitivity to it. If you drank coca cola 24/7 then ya....it might do something becuase you'd have no other nutrients but if you ate nothing but bananas you'd probably be just as deprived.

Its moderation. If you have a sensitivity than food might be a concern but DO NOT SPREAD RUMOURS IF YOU DON"T HAVE A FOUNDING BASIS.

if YOU personally have a problem with food, adress it as YOUR issue in YOUR opinion. To generalize is to create a bunch of people suddenly putting themselves on crash diets.




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Posted 29 November 2005 - 09:15 AM

Nothing bad will come from eliminating carbonated beverages, true. But it's also unlikely that any positive effects on acne from eliminating them would be found.

Lots of people who don't drink Coca-Cola still have acne. And lots of people who do drink Coca-Cola don't have acne.

Even if diet was the main cause of acne (which I don't believe), eliminating coke wouldn't be enough. You'd need a full diet change. We do have people advocating a major diet change to cure acne, but if that really worked, why did those people ever even find this place?