Too much bubble tea 'can give you diabetes'

Too much bubble tea 'can give you diabetes'

By The Nation

 

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The Foundation for Consumers on Thursday warned people to control their consumption of boba/bubble milk tea due to a risk of diabetes.

 

The foundation said 92 per cent of the bubble tea brands available in Thailand carry sugar that is well above the recommended amount, and the “bubbles” contain a high level of food preservatives, though it is still within the legal amount. 

 

The results of the tests conducted by the foundation were published in Chalardsue magazine’s latest edition. 

 

Saree Ongsomwang, the foundation’s secretary-general, told reporters that only two brands maintained the 24 grams or six teaspoons of sugar recommended by the World Health Organisation for daily intake. The brands KOI The and TEA 65 had 16g and 22g per serving respectively. 

 

Brands that carry the highest amount of sugar are CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice with 74g, Moma’s Bubble Tea Bar with 68g and Formosa with 65g.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30372795

 

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