So Coca Cola call their new product “Life” yet it includes E150d (Sulphite-ammonia caramel), a substance linked to intestinal problems and an increased risk of cancer!
In June 2012, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) published results of its study on ammoniated caramel coloring in Coca-Cola and the presence of 4-Methylimidazole (4-MEI). In samples from nine countries, levels ranged from 4 to 267 μg of 4-MEI per 12 fluid ounces (355 ml). State of California regulators estimate that consuming 30 μg per day corresponds to a 1:100,000 risk of developing cancer, and require cancer warning labels for foods leading to that much consumption.
In some samples the level found in Coca-Cola was NINE TIMES that amount!!
Sweetness from Natural Sources
Coca-Cola is making a BIG play about the reduction in calories and it’s use of “sweetness from natural sources”. Some of the sweetness in Coca-Cola Life comes from ‘steviol glycosides’, a stevia extract, but it also still has 63% of the white refined sugar found in regular Coke.
Phosphoric acid is commonly used for rust removal and has been linked to lower bone density in some epidemiological studies, including a discussion in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Aside from the risk of osteoporosis, consumption has also been linked to chronic kidney disease and kidney stones!
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