One of the most commonly visible products around the world is Coca-Cola because people have been increasingly consuming gallons of this aerated drink. This massive demand for Coca-Cola all over the globe is leading to more production and wider distribution that makes it very easily accessible to all persons, irrespective of their geopolitical location or social capability.
However, there is one such country that consumes at least 7 times more Coke than the rest of the world. That nation is, none other than, Mexico.
Mexico is a large nation in the southern portion of North America and consists of a very diverse population. Nonetheless, the entire country has one common interest and point of addiction and that is Coca-Cola.
When Coca-Cola Addiction Turns Into Adoration
It is believed that Mexicans consume almost 700 cups of this dangerous sugary drink in a single year and this figure is extremely alarming. What is more shocking is that it is not just the adults who drink the disturbing amounts of Coke but even kids and small children are in a habit of drinking it.
In addition, sometimes children drink Coca-Cola more than they drink milk or other healthy drinks. One of the most significant reasons behind this negligence is the permission and support given by parents for children to consume such excessive amounts of Coke from such a young age.
We have also discovered some more shocking facts about the level of addiction to Coke that is nurtured by Mexicans. Several Mexican people consider this hazardous and highly-sugared beverage as a cure for diabetes. Furthermore, numerous people in Mexico who suffer from high diabetes and other health problems related to endocrinology consume Coca-Cola as a form of medicine. Such people believe that the aerated drink not only cures diabetes but also has other healing properties.
Political Agenda Triumphs Life
Mexicans are also seen to use Coca-Cola in various rituals and religious traditions primarily due to the reason that they believe it to be a sacred drink. Such a disturbing level of reverence and addiction to coke is directly causing harm to the people of Mexico.
Environmental damage caused by the drink is the shortage of drinking water in several parts of the country. Environmental journalist Stephen Leahy has found that almost 175 liters of water are required to produce 500ml of Coke. This makes Coca-Cola readily available and cheaper than clean drinking water.
Excessive consumption of Coca-Cola has also led to numerous deaths due to unnaturally high diabetes in the nation. However, the government has taken no serious precautionary steps to regulate the production and distribution of the drink.
It must be stated that the former Mexican President, Vicente Fox, was the former chairman of Coca-Cola, and the company largely sponsored his election campaign as well. Consequently, he supported and boosted Coca-Cola in Mexico. Moreover, the company has strong links with the federal government that prevents it from taking any strict action against the company.
All these reasons and more have contributed to Coca-Cola becoming a prevalent and commonly consumed drink in the country of Mexico.
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