We have always believed that Coke is not that great for our health, right? Especially if you are consuming it on a daily basis; things might not bode very well for you as you age. However, this 74-year-old woman has been living on the famous soft drink for four decades and can prove you wrong.
South Korean YouTube channel X SBS interviewed a pensioner and featured her story in February 2020. This pensioner, allegedly, has been consuming nothing but Coca Cola for the last four decades. She is not one of those who can’t consume water or someone who has been drinking Coke from a young age. The Coke addiction for this woman began after she lost her husband at the age of 34. Instead of turning to alcohol to drown her sorrows, she reached out to Coke and only became more addicted to it after losing her son in a traffic accident.
The 74-year-old woman claims that she drank 10 cans of Coke every day, on average, during the last 40 years. That brings the total to 150,000 cans or 37,500 liters of Coke. Quite a dream consumer for Coca Cola, right? Consuming nothing but sugar drinks for such an extended amount of time sure sounds like a recipe for disaster in terms of health. However, this South Korean pensioner claims that she remained in great physical shape and that Coca Cola had a part to play in it. She also says that it has proven to be a great remedy for hiccups and that a can of this fizzy drink always helps when she’s feeling hungry, sleepy, or tired.
X SBS asked the pensioner if she would be willing to get a health checkup at a local clinic to which she agreed. The blood test came out normal but an upper endoscopy showed that she was suffering from some minor stomach and duodenal ulcerations. The doctor said that it might become a problem in the future. However, there is no proof that the cause of ulcers is Coke consumption over the last 40 years. However, the woman has said that she will try her best to lower her Coke consumption.