Bubble tea or often referred to as ‘boba’ is currently the growing tea on the market today. It is delicious and has a sweet taste, as well as its attractive appearance that makes many people like to consume this drink. But be careful because consuming bubble tea excessively can have a detrimental effect on your health.
Tea which is one of the basic ingredients of this drink can provide various benefits to the health of the body because it is rich in antioxidants that can counteract free radicals. However, similar predicates could not be given to bubble tea. Bubble tea is not even recommended for regular consumption.
The reason bubble tea is not recommended for regular consumption is that there are some health problems that can arise if you consume this drink too often. These health disorders are:
If tea drinks are often recommended for weight loss diets, bubble tea can actually trigger weight gain. The addition of milk, creamer, syrup, artificial flavors, and various other forms of sugar is considered to eliminate the term low-calorie tea.
The addition of chewy balls from tapioca (pearl) which is a special feature of this drink also makes it high in calories. Just imagine, a glass of bubble tea measuring 500 ml complete with pearl contains about 500 calories.
Surprisingly, your favorite elastic balls contribute 100-200 calories out of those 500 calories, you know! This is because pearls are made from tapioca with the basic ingredients of cassava which is a source of carbohydrates.
You need to know, healthy adults only need 1800-2000 calories per day. So, consuming a glass of bubble tea already meets 25% of your daily calorie intake. In fact, after consuming this tea today, you will usually still eat heavy and consume other snacks, right? So, it makes sense if you gain weight quickly if you drink this drink often.
Disrupts dental health
In general, bubble tea is a mixture of tea, milk, and sugar, served in cold form. Although milk is good for dental health, other additives actually make you vulnerable to dental problems, such as cavities.
This is because the sugar and other additives in bubble tea can be converted into acid by bacteria in the mouth, which can erode tooth enamel and make teeth cavities.
Pearl in bubble tea is low in nutrients, including fiber. That is why consuming this modern tea can cause constipation too often. In addition, the addition of a substance called guar gum as a mixture in pearl is also considered to trigger constipation.
There are various other health issues that have been associated with this sweet drink. For example, chewy balls in bubble tea are said to trigger cancer because they contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs include carcinogenic compounds (cancer triggers). However, it turns out that this rumor has not been proven true.
Bubble tea has also been reported to contain the chemical DEHP (in (2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate). These chemicals work to enhance the color and texture of the product. DEHP has been shown to lower fertility and growth rates in animals. However, this has not been proven in humans.
In addition to the above health risks, the various artificial sweeteners, condensers, and preservatives used in the manufacture of bubble tea also contain substances that are considered unhealthy when consumed in excess.
7th August 2020 15:22