Coca Cola has introduced a new variant, the 200 ml Coca Cola pop can which contains 88 Kcal and 22 gm sugar per 200 ml. This amount of sugar is very high and we do not recommend this drink for diabetics, heart patients and fitness enthusiasts. Even healthy people are advised caution.
The use of preservatives, caramel colouring and caffeine are further reasons to avoid consuming this product frequently. Along with sugar, these additives in large quantities are detrimental to health according to some studies.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
It is not recommended for people to drink this beverage frequently or in large quantities because of high sugar content i.e., 22 gm of sugar in 200 ml of Coca Cola pop can, which is 88 Kcal of empty calories from sugar.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 1 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
There is no nutritional value in this beverage, but it has excessive sugar and contains artificial colouring, and preservatives, which could all be detrimental to health.
Ingredients of Concern in Coca Cola Pop Can:
- Added Flavour: Nature Identical Flavouring Substances
- Artificial Colour: IN 150d
This food product contains 22 gm sugar per 200 ml can and does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
Added Flavour: Nature Identical Flavouring Substances
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!
Caffeine can increase blood pressure and cause vasoconstriction Long-term consumption at sufficiently high doses has been associated with chronic arterial stiffness. Coffee and caffeine can affect gastrointestinal motility and gastric acid secretion.
Caffeine increases basal metabolic rate in adults. In postmenopausal women, high caffeine consumption can accelerate bone loss.
Artificial colour Caramel Colour 150d
According to the coca cola website for India , colour 150d is used to give the beverage its brown colour. Caramel colour produced with ammonia may be associated with blood toxicity and in a reduction of white cells and lymphocyte count. A clarification is needed from the brand if an ammonia based process has been used and whether these reported health issues are relevant to it.
Ingredients which are not a concern:
Acidity Regulator: IN 338
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