|Those who love these boba drinks should cut back, say health advocates.|
Too much sugar in your diet can cause diabetes. Medical experts have already warned us about too much white rice can lead to Type 2 diabetes. Sugary drinks are the single biggest source of dietary calories and a major contributor to Type 2 diabetes.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are:
Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons)Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons)Americans consume 200 to 300 more calories each day than we did 30 years ago, says the Alliance on its website. Nearly half of these extra calories come from sugar-sweetened drinks. More calories mean extra weight. One can of soda a day can add up to 10 pounds or more of weight gain in a year. But what happens when we look beyond just mainstream drinks like soda?
It's not just boba drinks. All those fruity drinks sold at many of the Asian groceries are just as bad. Many people know drinking soda everyday is not good for your health, but Asian drinks can be just as bad. For example, boba milk tea can have as many calories as a McDonalds double cheeseburger.