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1) ______ Insulin resistance

a) A sugar formed from one glucose molecule
and one fructose molecule joined together,
aka "white sugar."

2) ______ Metabolic syndrome
3) ______ Fructose

b) A network of nerves and responses and
responses in the brain that make people feel
good when something good happens (eg:
eating sweets, laughing).

4) ______ Reward system
5) ______ Glucose
6) ______ Sucrose

c) A simple sugar that can only be metabolized
in the liver.


d) A condition sometimes caused by eating too
much sugar that can lead to diabetes and high
blood sugar.
e) A group of conditions that cause weight gain
and increase risk of diabetes, heart attack
f) A simple sugar that is an important source of
energy in the body.

7) Foods with added sugar in them taste sweet.
a) True
b) False

8) Fruit juice can contain unhealthy amounts of sugar.
a) True
b) False

9) Eating too much fat is the only thing that causes weight gain.
a) True
b) False

10) The brain responds to sugar in similar ways that it responds to drugs and alcohol.
a) True
b) False

11) All sugar is bad.
a) True
b) False

12) Fruit has sugar, so people should avoid eating it.
a) True
b) False

13) A can of soda can have more added sugar than a person should eat in a day.
a) True
b) False

14) Select ALL sources of NATURAL sugar only.
a) Dairy
b) Diet Soda
c) Vegetables
d) Bread
e) Fruits
f) Meat
g) Water
h) Grains

15) If fruit and candy both have sugar, why are fruits a healthier choice?
a) The sugar in fruit is processed differently by the body
b) Fruits only have complex carbohydrates
c) Fruits have fiber and other nutrients that offset the "bad" of the sugar
d) Trick question: fruit does not have sugar!

16) Which choice is NOT a name for sugar?
a) Dextrose
b) Xantham Gum
c) Maltodextrin
d) High Fructose Corn Syrup

17) Excessive consumption of sugar can lead to:
a) Fatty liver
b) Low insulin levels
c) Weight loss
d) High energy

18) Jane wants to lose weight, and has decided to go on a very low-fat diet. The first thing she does
is replace all her foods with low-fat or fat-free alternatives. Is her diet an effective, balanced,
healthy way to lose weight? What are some problems with her approach? Give at least two
problems you spot in her diet.

19) Your friend Enrique eats a lot of sugary foods and drinks a lot of soda. He doesn't want to
change what he eats, because he thinks that if his body and his brain love it that much, then it
must be alright. Enrique argues that his body knows what it needs, and if he craves sugar, then
he should eat sugar.
Is he right? Why or why not? Give at least two reasons.

20) How does sugar consumption affect the liver, the pancreas, the brain, and body weight? Explain

21) Using complete sentences, give 1 evolutionary reason and 1 brain-related reason why humans
love sugar so much.

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