Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bubble Tea

Received this information via forwarded email which explains the ugly facts of the Bubble Tea.

Bubble tea brings sweet excitement to our taste buds but it is also very harmful to health. Milk essence is the main ingredient in bubble tea. The main ingredient of milk essence is hydrogenated vegetable oil (trans-fat). Experts says that a glass of 500ml of bubble tea a day far exceed the dosage limit of trans-fat for human. It will lead to heart and blood vessel diseases.
Milk essence gives the bubble tea the fragrance and make it very tasty. The fragrance and tastiness derived from a type of chemical. This chemical has trace of arsenic, lead, copper and many harmful minerals. Frequent consumption in long term will lead to heart and blood vessel disease, cancer, asthma and other health complications.

Consuming the black bubbles is equivalent to consuming plastic. Normally these bubbles were made from cassava (tapioca) powder. This alone does not give the rubbery texture. To make it more rubbery, millet protein is added. To improve the mouth feel further, 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 trans-fat and plastic.

For your health sake, please abstain from bubble tea.

Marco's comment:
Most of the food manufacturers are profit oriented business entities. The so called R&D in such companies are focusing their efforts are as below: 1. Improving the taste and mouth feel of their product. 2. To ensure price competitiveness by sourcing for cheaper ingredients. What do we get end of the days? Very tasty products that processed by artificial ingredients.


kenwooi said...

i used to have bubble tea back in uni.. but not anymore =P

jfook said...

Omg, I love bubble tea a lot. Now I feel worry to dirnk it btw.


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