9 HEALTH HAZARDS OF BUBBLE MILK TEA
Most bubble milk tea ingredients are mainly white sugar and creamer. You are surprising inside don’t have any milk and tea, but it is full of milky aroma, even more fragrant than real milk!
In fact, the flavor of milk tea come from artificial flavor, coloring, creamer, high sugar, high calorie without any nutritional value. How much do we know about the side effects of drinking a cup of bubble tea? The following are the health hazards caused by regular drinking bubble tea:
#1 Gain Weight
Bubble milk tea is an unhealthy beverage with high sugar, high fat and high calories. A cup of milk tea with pearls has almost the same calories as a lunch meal. In other words, drinking a glass of bubble milk tea is actually equivalent to eat an extra meal! Many studies showed that after drinking bubble milk tea continuous for 3 months, the body blood lipids and cholesterol increased significantly and increased the body weight.
#2 Plasticizer Problem
The recent study found that plasticizer from plastic cup may be released at high and low temperature. For this reason, long-term exposure to plasticizers may lead to precocious puberty, carcinogenesis and affect reproductive system.
#3 Toxic Starch
The main ingredients of pearls in bubble milk tea are made from natural starches in example tapioca flour, corn starch and potato flour. However, in order to make pearls more elastic, some may use industrial “chemical starch” and some even use inedible grade, which is often used in pesticides and adhesives. Long-term consumption of the chemical starch can cause damage to the kidneys.
#4 Trans Fat
In order to reduce costs, add in high amount of creamer to make milk tea but creamer contains high trans fats. Excessive intake of creamer will reduce good cholesterol and increase bad cholesterol, leading to risks of arteriosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. The trans-fat content in a cup of bubble tea has far exceeds the daily needed.
#5 Chronic Diseases
A high-calorie, high-oil, high-sugar bubble milk tea may lead to high blood sugar, high blood fat and high blood pressure, thereby increasing the risk of chronic diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Most of bubble milk tea consists of artificial flavors, artificial sweetener and artificial coloring. Long-term drinking of these artificial additives will damage the liver and kidneys which may link to cancers.
#7 Weak Sperm Motility
Bubble milk tea contains high creamer and creamer is basically made of fatty acids. This fatty acid often affects the secretion of male hormones and sperm vitality resulted low sperm quality.
#8 Poor Mental Development
Bubble milk tea contains a lot of artificial coloring and flavors. Excessive consumption of artificial additives will affect the intellectual development especially in children.
#9 Poor Learning and Memory
Bubble milk tea has high sugar content which can cause blood sugar to rise immediately. High blood sugar may link to the memory-related “hippocampal gyrus” area in the brain becoming smaller, hence causing impaired memory and poor learning performance.
In short, bubble milk tea is an unhealthy drink due to its high sugar, calories and artificial additives which may link to several health hazards. Try to avoid or drink less bubble milk tea! We encourage you to choose natural, organic, healthy and nutritious drinks to replace bubble milk tea! Jointwell is a healthy choice for everyone!!
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