Jump to content
BANGKOK 18 July 2019 07:29
snoop1130

Too much bubble tea 'can give you diabetes'

Recommended Posts

Too much bubble tea 'can give you diabetes'

By The Nation

 

800_221708a01c7bb5f.jpg

 

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

 

logo2.jpg

-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand  2019-07-11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aaaah! - the old "too much" routine by health "professionals" justifying their existence.

 

We've seen them all:

 

"Too much sun gives you cancer"

"Too much alcohol gives you brain damage" (some people I know are immune to this)

"Too much fish consumption gives you mercury poison"

"Too much Thai vegetables gives you pesticide poison"

"Too much spanking the monkey will send you blind"

 

I'm still alive, have to wear glasses, enjoy all sorts of food and no bits are falling off me yet - - - -

  • Haha 2
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice with 74g, Moma’s Bubble Tea Bar with 68g and Formosa with 65g

That's a crazy amount of sugar to have in a single serving, especially since bubble tea can be downed very quickly.

BUT this is not very far from what you get in your average 500ml soda bottle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, yokat said:

That's a crazy amount of sugar to have in a single serving, especially since bubble tea can be downed very quickly.

BUT this is not very far from what you get in your average 500ml soda bottle.

 

The picture posted seems to be showing single servings*.  Half a liter is not a serving.  There is more like 40 grams of added sugar in a can of coca cola.

 

On second look, they appear to be cardboard cutouts of servings.

 

3 hours ago, legend49 said:

So why are they licensed to sell it?

 

Do vendors really need a license to sell tea?

 

They would do well to have a low-sugar option or even a sugar-free one.  When I go to the fruit smoothie stand, I take my bottle of stevia syrup for her to use two squirts instead of the usual two big ladles-full of sugar syrup with drowned bees floating in it.  No more sugar-crashing for me now. Suclarose is also a good substitute.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bet they only count table sugar, the high fructose corn sirup liquid not included as it is supposed to not raise your blood glucose levels, but it only gives you fatty liver & the raise of fatty people in Thailand, which I did not see 20+ years ago

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can believe this - the amount of sugar syrup that goes into those Ochaya bubble teas is nothing to sneeze at.

Luckily, there are options to ask for reduced sugar -25%, -50%.

 

However, the majority would ask for more sugar, not less.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why only target this particular sugary drink?? It's been proven in study after study that drinking any of these drinks where sugar or its derivities are the second ingredient listed is going to cause diabetes and cancer. To the idiots who continue to slurp these poisons on a daily basis you are simply playing Russian Roulette with five bullets in the chamber. Of course these words simply fall on all too many deaf ears.

Sent from my CMR-AL19 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, lamyai3 said:

Can't disagree with them on this one. Only need to look around at obesity levels compared to what they were a generation ago, and this is extremely obvious in Thailand. I'm not about to give up my vices, but 70g of sugar in a drink should be illegal and the companies peddling this stuff need to brought into line. 

Why? no one make you drink the stuff,take and or smoke ,same with alcohol,drugs ,tobacco or coffee ,tea

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This place is sugar addictive.

Everyone and everywhere you go, but mostly females with those 1000 calorie sugar coffee drinks.

Carnation condensed milk like it is good for you is terrible loaded with sugar.

Then add sugar syrup and sugar water maybe a shot of coffee.

I think they have either been told it is all ok or are stupid really.

Fat and diabetes creators they should be outlawed....

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Lenny Jones said:

Aaaah! - the old "too much" routine by health "professionals" justifying their existence.

 

We've seen them all:

 

"Too much sun gives you cancer"

"Too much alcohol gives you brain damage" (some people I know are immune to this)

"Too much fish consumption gives you mercury poison"

"Too much Thai vegetables gives you pesticide poison"

"Too much spanking the monkey will send you blind"

 

I'm still alive, have to wear glasses, enjoy all sorts of food and no bits are falling off me yet - - - -

Yeah, no need to follow any of the science malarky. 😉

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Aaaah! - the old "too much" routine by health "professionals" justifying their existence.
 
We've seen them all:
 
"Too much sun gives you cancer"
"Too much alcohol gives you brain damage" (some people I know are immune to this)
"Too much fish consumption gives you mercury poison"
"Too much Thai vegetables gives you pesticide poison"
"Too much spanking the monkey will send you blind"
 
I'm still alive, have to wear glasses, enjoy all sorts of food and no bits are falling off me yet - - - -
Yeah it's a surprise any of us are still alive. According to the medical pros I should have been dead at twenty
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...