Who doesn't know a contemporary drink with a milk tea flavor with liquid sugar and sweet, chewy balls made from tapioca flour. Yes, that's bubble tea. The current drink that is popular with the public, especially millennials. Various brands and types of bubble tea with a choice of chewy boba toppings, attractive packaging appearances, as well as sweet and delicious flavors, make this drink often an option to quench thirst or just be consumed in spare time. But do you know the big danger that threatens the health behind it, namely diabetes.
Data compiled from Mount Alvernia Hospital explains that every 500 ml of bubble tea milk tea contains 8 teaspoons of sugar. Even when added with liquid sugar and boba topping, this drink contains 18.5 teaspoons of sugar with a calorie count of 500 calories. Whereas the World Health Organization (WHO) only recommends consumption of no more than 7 teaspoons per day or no more than 10% of total calories or about 200 kcal, assuming a daily calorie requirement of 2000 kcal for adults. Drinks with high amounts of sugar and calories are what trigger diabetes.
Diabetes can make sufferers easily hungry, thirsty, erectile dysfunction, blurred vision, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood swings, increased urine output, and wounds that take a long time to heal and dry. Patients also have to take certain drugs such as metformin and receive insulin injections to control blood sugar levels. So, limit the consumption of bubble tea from now on, don't wait until you have diabetes.
If you still want to enjoy bubble tea, reduce the bad effects by limiting consumption, less sugar, if you want to use boba topping choose a drink without milk, and if you want to use milk choose a drink without boba topping.
In addition to reducing sugar intake, don't forget to apply other healthy lifestyles such as consuming nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and getting enough rest.