Is it true that “bubble milk tea” causes bloating because pearls are indigestible?

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“Pearls” in bubble milk tea that we often eat Slightly chewy that comes with a mild sweet taste Mixed with a strong drink, many people are addicted to it and can’t stop drinking it. Until now there are new bubble tea shops opening in Thailand. With the addition of branches from overseas, there have been so many that it’s hard not to be afraid to taste them. And it is already a hot and trendy drink in Asian countries.

Is it true that "bubble milk tea" causes bloating because pearls are indigestible?

But recently There’s news about a Chinese child who has a stomach ache. Then go check with the doctor. It was found that pearls were stuffed all over the stomach and other parts because they ate too many pearls and were unable to digest them. Did this actually happen?

Bubble milk tea, eat a lot and have indigestion?

From a post on Facebook Jessada Denduangboripant of Assoc. Prof. Jessada Denduangboripant. Faculty of Science professor Chulalongkorn University It is explained that “Pearls in various drinks Made from stir-fried tapioca flour mixed with brown sugar syrup. color flavoring Then shape it into pellets. before going to boil again (Imagine making lotus seeds.) Therefore, it is food that is not difficult to digest. Because the human body can easily digest starch and sugar.”

There is the matter of eating too many pearls until the body cannot digest them. Assoc. Prof. Jesada also has a further explanation that “Usually when we eat food. We grind food by chewing it in our mouth before swallowing it. The enzyme amylase in saliva (salivary amylase) is mixed with food. and digest starch along the way the food lump travels through the esophagus and down into the stomach which even though the highly acidic gastric juice of our stomach Will stop the activity of the amylase enzyme to some extent. But the amylase that has been absorbed into the food will continue to work on digesting starch.

“In addition, when food is partially digested in the stomach, Moves further to the small intestine. The starch digestion process will work fully in this area of ​​the small intestine. The small intestinal wall releases the enzymes dextrinase and glucoamylase. (glucoamylase) to digest starch and polysaccharides (polysaccharide) into oligosaccharides Then the enzyme amylase from the pancreas (pancreatic amylase) and other enzymes from the pancreas (pancreas) further digest the oligosaccharide. Until finally it becomes a single sugar molecule. before the small intestine can absorb it and use it in the ufabet body.”

Therefore, having food made from starch and sugar, such as pearls, in an undigested state in the stomach, intestines, and even the anus. So it’s impossible. But if you feel bloated or indigestion, you may have a chance. But it’s because of eating food. (Whatever) is too much.

Pearls are safe to eat, but don’t eat too much.

Even though eating pearls isn’t so dangerous that you shouldn’t eat a lot of them. But it is not recommended to eat a lot. Because of the ingredients of pearls such as flour and sugar. gain weight There is excess fat that doesn’t burn off all the energy, easily causing fat rings around the waist, hips, and thighs. You should also be careful when sucking pearls from a straw into your mouth. Because the rhythm of sucking forcefully into the mouth Pearls can slip into your throat without you having time to chew them. Or we may swallow by not chewing the pearl thoroughly. which can be dangerous and can get stuck in the windpipe and cause suffocation

How to eat pearls safely?

  1. Choose pearls from stores that sell small pearls. Suction with a large straw and it doesn’t get stuck in the straw and require a lot of suction force. To reduce the danger of being sucked into the trachea.
  2. Chew pearls thoroughly before swallowing.
  3. Don’t eat too many pearls. You should consume no more than 1 glass per day.
  4. Limit foods that contain starch and sugar on the same day that they are eaten
  5. Exercise regularly
  6. If you have a congenital disease such as obesity, diabetes , you should not eat or eat as little as possible.