Boba tea or bubble tea has been rising for the last time. Various variants of drinks with boba toppings are mushrooming and are popular with many people. No wonder really, the thing is this drink does offer a tongue-indulgent taste. The combination of sweet milk tea flavor with the thickness of boba indeed makes many people addicted to drink it. Unfortunately, this drink is not good if consumed too often.
Boba tea often uses sweetened condensed milk and added sugar in the serving process. This makes boba tea high in sugar. Reporting from an Insider interview with the author Read It before You It It – Taking You from Label to Table, Bonnie Taub-Dix, Boba Tea is not tea, but sugar has given a tea because this drink usually contains 18.5 teaspoons of sugar. Whereas referring to the American Heart Association (AHA) recommendation about the ideal amount of sugar intake per day is 9 teaspoons of sugar for men and 6 teaspoons of sugar per day for women. That means the sugar content in boba tea can touch twice as much as even three times the ideal daily sugar intake for men and women. Of course, consuming excessive sugar like this harms the body and also the skin!
Effects of consuming excess sugar for the skin
The sweetness of boba tea is indeed tempting. It can even improve your mood which is not good. However, taking it too often can cause problems for your skin. Consuming excess sugar can damage the collagen in the skin because excess glucose molecules will stick to the collagen, making it stiffer. As we know, collagen has an important function to maintain skin elasticity and elasticity that can make skin look younger.
Another bad effect of excessive sugar consumption is triggering acne on the face, shoulders, and chest caused by disruption of the bacterial balance in the intestine. Especially, eexcessive sugar consumption is also accompanied by increased daily milk consumption. Wow, don’t make this skin problem because of this drink!
Besides High Sugar, Boba Tea is also High in Calories
Some time ago, Tirto ID released an article explaining the calorie content in a glass of boba tea. Generally, this drink contains about 540 calories per glass. The number of calories is equivalent to 2-3 rice dishes. The high calories in a glass of boba tea come from a mixture of liquid compositions in the glass and also from tapioca pearl which is the topping.
Tapioca pearl or boba is made from tapioca flour which is difficult to digest by digestion. Reporting from the page Healthline, tapioca itself contains resistant starch that is difficult to digest the body so that it can trigger digestive problems if consumed too often. A smooth digestion process helps our body naturally to release toxins. Well, if digestion is problematic then poisons or impurities in the body will be difficult to get out. It could be that this triggers skin problems.
After knowing the facts about the effects of consuming boba tea for the skin, it doesn’t hurt if you start to reduce the frequency of consuming it. Yes, small steps like reducing the consumption of boba tea can help your skin stay healthy, stay young, and avoid sugar face.