Re­think­ing healthy drinks

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - World Diabetes Day -

For cen­turies, tea has been known for its health prop­er­ties and widely drunk in most Asian cul­tures. Some vari­ants have been said to be able to help reg­u­late blood sugar lev­els as well.

How­ever, the com­mon per­cep­tion that all teas are healthy must be re­con­sid­ered, as the pro­duc­tion of sweet­ened teas has changed the land­scape of the tea in­dus­try. A small cup of sweet tea at a fast food restau­rant con­tains around 36g of sugar, while an av­er­age 250ml bot­tle of tea has around 23g of sugar.

There­fore, check the sugar con­tent of your teas be­fore your pur­chase. The best op­tion is to drink unsweet­ened tea to op­ti­mise the health ben­e­fits.

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