If we didn’t already know how awful drinking Coke was for our health, now we have a very detailed explanation of exactly how much damage the soda does as it passes through our bodies. Produced by Niraj Naik, who calls himself the Renegade Pharmacist, the graphic below takes no prisoners. Guess how long it takes for the drink to mimic the physiological effect of heroin?

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Forty-five minutes. It takes 45 minutes for a soft drink to stimulate your brain’s dopamine receptors. Cheers.

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