Soda-guzzling gal's 2-gallon-a-day habit may have killed her4/20/2012
A fizzy-drink-loving woman's two-gallon-per-day Coca-Cola habit may have contributed to her death. Natasha Harris's partner revealed at an inquest regarding her death that the 30-year-old mother of eight was "addicted" to cola and drank it from morning to night. A pathologist testified that the New Zealander was probably suffering from low potassium due to huge consumption of her favorite soda when she died in February 2010. He also cited her poor nutrition as a potential factor, as well as the possibility of caffeine toxicity. The 30 cigarettes she smoked daily probably didn't help, either. A rep for Coke says its products are safe but agreed that "grossly excessive ingestion" of any product, including water, isn't recommeded.
How much soda do you drink — and does this make you rethink your habit?