Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bubble Tea, bad for health?

The delicious drink that all we asians/non-asian like so much because of it's fluid/chewy texture...but is this beverage causing cancer and other health problems? As written in one article sent to me by my worried papa XD

"Bubble tea brings a lot of sweet excitement to our taste buds but it is also very harmful to health. 
Milk essence is the main ingredient in bubble tea. Ten cups of fresh milk cannot match the taste of a teaspoon of milk essence. 
The main ingredient of milk essence is hygrogenated vegetable oil, a type of transfat.
Experts says that a glass of 500ml of bubble tea a day far exceed the allowable limit of transfat for any person.
It will lead to heart and blood vessel diseases.
Milk essence gives the bubble tea the fragrance and make it tasty. The fragrance and tastiness derived from a type of chemical. 
This chemical has trace of arsenic, lead, copper and many harmful minerals.
Long term consumption can lead to heart and blood vessel disease, cancer, asthma and other health complications. 
Consuming the black bubbles pearls is equivalent to consuming plastic. Normally these bubbles were made from
casava (tapioca) powder. This alone does not give the rubbery texture. To make it more rubbery, millet protein is added.
Some “black hearted” businessmen felt that this is still not rubbery enough. so, an artificial plastic powder is added.
This type of artificial plastic material will never be digested and absorbed into the body. It will remain in the body and cause havoc to our health. 
You can imagine what will happen to your health after prolonged consumption of transfat and plastic!!!!

Thoughts, peoples?

I for one don't really mind, i'm happy to give up a yummy drink if I don't get cancer hahaha :)

But apart from this article, I can't find any other scientific papers talking about the damage BBT does to our bodies/minds...It seems a little far-fetched for someone to just come up with a paper like this without a scientific analysis with facts.

Tofu :]

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