Nutritionist bares how much milk tea you can have in a week

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Maybe it’s now time to break your daily milk tea habit.

A nutritionist recently revealed that consuming two cups of milk tea a day or even a glass of it “can be considered excessive.”

It can even lead to serious health problems, dietician and nutritionist Charmaine Manango told GMA News.

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Manango underscored that milk tea is an “empty caloric drink.”

“Sobrang taas sa caloric content and sobrang tamis niya and a diet high in sugar can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart problems,” Manango said in a report.

So, she recommends only a large serving of milk tea once a week.

Excessive intake of milk tea, according to another report, can also result to simple side effects such as bloating, nutrient deficiencies, promote anxiety, provoke addiction, and dehydration.

According to Lifealth, when tea, which has a lot of caffeine, is mixed with milk, it can cause bloating as the combination promotes gas formation.

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And because it contains caffeine, excessive milk tea habit can disrupt rest and sleep that may lead to anxiety.

It also said that, “brewing tea and milk together can hinder the absorption of essential nutrients in your body,” citing iron and zinc deficiencies.

Caffeine is an addictive compound, the report said, therefore, regularly drinking milk tea at one time will make you “feel uncomfortable without the cup of tea at the same time.”

Lastly, although milk tea is a beverage, it can still promote dehydration due to its caffeine content.

We just have to remember that everything is good but in moderation.