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Coca Leaves Positives and Negatives

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           Image by Loggawiggler by Pixabay Coca Leaves Health Benefits Coca Leaves have many health benefits for the body and contain numerous nutrients like phosphorus, calcium, iron, vitamins (A, B2, E) (Dr. Health Benefits). The cocaine found in coca leaves is not addictive nor as strong as the coke distributed as an addictive drug (Dr. Health Benefits). Cocaine has a reputation for being so harmful for the body. In its most natural form within the coca leaf, cocaine is very beneficial for the human body .  Research studies from The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse have also concluded that coca could be used to treat gastrointestinal issues, depression, help with exercising, and for losing weight (Weil). Obviously another positive for coca leaves. Large doses of coca produce negative mental behaviors leading to addiction which continues to deteriorate the mental state as the coca abuse continues (Ortiz). Probably why a lot of homeless people and very poor people seem to