Coke, Water & Juice Plus

Coke, Water & Juice Plus

by Sarah on April 16, 2009

hydrate-your-brainA few weeks ago I went down to the Women’s Expo to see what’s big with women in Grand Rapids, and was pleasantly surprised to see a good showing of holistic health booths. One such booth was run by a friendly couple, Deb and Joel Petroelje, representing Juice Plus. This excellent product features a bioavailable blend of 17 raw, fresh fruits and vegetables in each capsule – in Deb’s words,  “Juice Plus is the simplest, most convenient thing an individual can do, outside of a massive lifestyle change, that will positively impact their health for the better.”

I will be honest; I haven’t tried the product, but that’s only because I’m already eating mostly fruits and vegetables all day – much to the chagrin of my junk food-loving friends, family and peers. However, I really enjoyed talking with Deb and Joel and asked to join their email list.  I received this info from them this week and was so moved I asked for permission to reprint it here – Everyone should get this perspective!



#1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)

#2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger.

#3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one’s metabolism by as much as 3%.

#4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

#5. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

#6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

#7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%. , and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?


#1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.

#2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of Coke and it will be gone in two days.

#3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean. The acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

#4. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a rumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.

#5. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion.

#6. To loosen a rusted bolt: Apply a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.

#7. To bake a moist ham: Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.

#8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.


#1. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.

#2. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial trucks must use a hazardous material place cards reserved for highly corrosive materials.

#3. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean engines of the trucks for about 20 years!

N ow the question is, would you like a glass of water?

or Coke?

For more information about Juice Plus, contact Deb Petroelje, 616-392-4324

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike April 16, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Lots of awesome info

Michelle April 16, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Yikes- pop is so scary… most people know that it is bad, but these facts bring an even harsher reality to the table.

Sarah April 16, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Yes, water IS life.

The human body is 55-78% water. Our brain itself is approximately 80% water! Even our Earth’s surface is 70% water, truly a Blue planet. ;)

It’s easy to see why we should all be drinking filtered water all day. I highly recommend drinking water.
|___>>>> and tea. :)

*Oh yeah, and never forget – 99% of statistics R made up on the spot.

Mike April 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

Did you know that every cellular (is that how you spell it?) process in your body requires water?

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