A New Zealand mother revealed the extent of her addiction to Coca-Cola that made her drink 18 liters of the beverage every day and left her bedridden and 100kgs heavier.
Pauline Wyatt, 38, said that her addiction to Coke started when she was 16 years old and she often kept a bottle near her bed so that she could drink a glass of Coke if she got up at midnight. She finally gave up her addiction after a health scare that saw her experience a shooting pain up her arm and shoulder.
She drove herself to the hospital thinking she had a heart attack but the doctors said that it was just a scare but recommended that she stop drinking too much caffeine. "I thought I was having a heart attack, but it wasn't - it was just a scare. They advised me not to have any more caffeine. I didn't do it slowly. I had boxes of it sitting there in the house, and I tipped all 30 bottles of it down the sink", she said.