The danger of drinking too much milk tea: Nakakataba at maaring magdulot ng diabetes

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The Danger Of Drinking Milk Tea

Excessive drinking of milk tea harms our body according to the experts.  It could lead to diabetes or excessive body fat.

Too much sugar

Nowadays, drinking milk tea is trending, especially for teenagers. Because of its sweetness, many Filipinos are addicted to it. They consume milk tea at least once a day. With that, an endocrinologist warns the public of the dangers that milk tea could bring to one’s health.



In a TV program called “Salamat Dok”, Dr.  Nemencio Nicodemus of Philippine General Hospital, explains the danger it could bring. According to him, despite the health benefits of tea and milk could bring, the amount of sugar is still higher.

 A single serving contains typically five teaspoons of sugar. That’s not all, because sugar is also present in the milk and other “sinkers” of the milk tea such as pearl, tapioca and nata de coco.

“Ang pag-inom ng milk tea, added calories ‘yan, hindi kailangan ng katawan natin. Kaya kung iinom ka niyan, dagdag-calories ‘yan sa katawan mo,” he said

“Mayroon namang nutritional value ang gatas pero kasi ang nilalagay naman natin dito sa ating milk tea, hindi lang gatas, mayroon pang iba. Mas marami iyong ibang nilalagay, lalo na ‘yong asukal,”



The danger

According to him, a large serving usually contains 11 to 20 teaspoons of sugar which are equal to 400 calories. Based on the recommendation of the World Health Organization, the daily consumption of sugar should not go higher than six teaspoons. Too many calories could lead to excessive body fats and diabetes.

Doctor’s Advice

Dr. Nicodemus advised the public to limit their consumption to once a week if they cannot avoid drinking it.

‘Yong milk tea, kung talagang hindi maiiwasan, hangga’t maaari, limitahan lang natin ng siguro once a week lang para hindi tayo madagdagan ng sobrang calories sa katawan natin,

Source: ABS-CBN News

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