One of the most common breakfast choices for Thai people is deep-fried dough (pa tong ko) and sweetened condensed milk, to go with a cup of coffee. Sounds ordinary, almost predictable. But that simple meal comes with more sugar than you're recommended to consume in a day.
A packet of ready-mix coffee contains 8g of sugar, while a 454ml cup of whole milk latte gives you about 20g of sugar. A teaspoon of condensed milk contains 3-4g of sugar, and to fully enjoy the fried dough, we need about 10 teaspoons, or up to 40g, of sugar in our bloodstream.
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