How would you like it if your doc
prescribed a can of Coca Cola for your headaches? Wow! Well, it is
not all fantasy; the Coke did make its entry as a cure for headaches
Let’s begin with the fizz. The basis for
modern water is carbonated water, which was first made by an
Englishman, Joseph Priestly in 1772. Through the simple process of
adding carbonic gas to water, he reproduced nature’s bubbling water.
Ginger ale was the first sweetened carbonated drink. The credit for
the creation goes to Dr. Cantrall, who introduced it in the year
A pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia first made
the Coca Cola syrup in the year 1886. John Pemberton, the
pharmacist, created the syrup as a cure for headaches and hangovers.
As it happened, Pemberton’s employee, William Venable, decided to
try some improvisations. Since Venable was working at the pharmacy
soda fountain, he added carbonated water to the syrup and hey
presto, the first Coca Cola was ready to be drowned.
Coca Cola contains fifteen ingredients.
Fourteen of them are open secrets, while the name of the fifteenth
ingredient remains a closely guarded secret; it is mysteriously
referred to as 7x.
If we’re talking about soft drinks and
fizz, can the soda water be left far behind? Well, soda water, is
nothing but tap water that has been charged with carbon dioxide. It
is known as club soda water in the US of A.
There are different kinds of water
available. To take a look at some of them, we have natural mineral
water, distilled water, purified water and natural spring water. Are
they all the same? No, they aren’t. Natural mineral water is bottled
at a protected spring and is considered precious because of its
mineral content. It is often naturally bubbly. Distilled water, on
the other hand, is vaporized and condensed in order to remove all
the minerals present. Purified is slightly different. The water is
drawn from wells or taps and is cleansed of all minerals and later
replaced with specific minerals. Natural spring water is water
bottled at a natural spring or any other pure source of water.
This takes us to a similar question? Are
enriched food and fortified food the same? They aren’t either.
Nutrients that have been lost in processing are restored to the food
in the case of enriched food, whereas vitamins and minerals are
added to fortified foods to make them more nutritious. And, natural
foods are unprocessed food to which no preservative, artificial
flavor or color has been added.