True story, my friends. Aside from the powdery white stuff, cola apparently is just as evil (if not moreso since it’s so readily available to every man, woman, and child).
According to the UK’s Telegraph, “Chronic consumption of the drink can cause a condition called hypokalaemia, in which levels of potassium in the blood fall, in some patients. Symptoms can range from mild weakness and constipation to paralysis.
Researchers said that family doctors should look out for muscle problems in people who drink large amounts of cola, after finding that patients who drank between two and 10 litres a day developed the condition”
Writing in the International Journal of Clinical Practice, researchers from the University of Ioannina in Greece detail cases of the condition, including a pregnant women who was drinking between three and seven litres of the soft drink a day.
So, you heard it here… stop getting rum & coke when you’re at shitty bars.Â Obviously drinking rum straight up is much healthier.Â Cheers!