You can find the reading below:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cravings/201607/why-you-can-t-get-enough-sugar

Questions

Decide whether the following statements are true or false according to the passage

Sugar contains fat    T/F

Intake of sugar while craving for it only causes more craving        T/F

Research on rats shows deprivation of sugar has many positive effects    T/F

Any kind of addiction raises the probability/ risk vulnerability to other substances     T/F

The brain sends messages to us to consume sweetened foods under stress.    T/F

To be healthy, people should have 3 balanced meals with sugary snacks.    T/F

 

Find the missing problems and suggestions from the passage

Problem Solution
e.g. Cravings because of real hunger Have a balanced diet plan
Craving for sugar
Random eating
Emotional Overeating

 

  1. What are the results of blocked serotonin production after sugar intake?
  2. What type of people can be both healthy and enjoy their sugar intakes
  3. In what way does sugar intake resemble gambling?
  4. What signs did the rats show after the withdrawal process?
  5. What pushes us to consume sugar?
  6. Why should people distract themselves until the cravings go away?

 

Writing Task

Familiarize yourself with the issue:

Sugar: the truth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GljwL4KbLTo

The truth about sugar BBC Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4LzSH9qU_Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxzc_2c6GMg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEXBxijQREo

http://www.evolvingwellness.com/post/health-effects-of-sugar-on-your-body-the-bitter-truth

We find sugar everywhere today. In the supermarket, it hides in cookies, cakes, donuts, candy, soda, and other foods we would never think to look at. With all the tasty delicacies sitting around, it is hard to stop ourselves from eating it all the time. Recent studies show that there might be valid reasons as to why we cannot stop eating sweets. Write an essay about the causes of sugar addiction and its effects on our life.

 

Answer Key

Questions

According to the passage choose the statement is whether True or False

Sugar contains fat    F- Sugary Food generally contains fat

Intake of sugar while craving for it only cause more cravings        T

Research on sugar addicted rats show deprivation of sugar has many positive effects    F It causes them to work hard but consume more sugar and be more vulnerable to other substances like nicotine

Any kind of addiction raises the probability of vulnerability to other substances     T

The brain sends messages to us to consume sweetened foods.    T

To be healthy, people should have 3 balanced meals with sugary snacks.    F we should have regular snacks, sugary is not included

 

Find the missing problems and suggestions from the passage

Problem Solution
e.g Cravings because of real hunger Have a balanced diet plan
Craving for sugar Distract Yourself until the craving goes away
Random eating Control the amount eaten, include small portions of sweet
Emotional Overeating Take steps like psychological counselling

 

 

  1. What are the results of blocked serotonin production after sugar intake?

The Brain cannot rein Dopamine and we start overeating

  1. What type of people can be both healthy and enjoy their sugar intakes

Anyone who can control the amount of sugary food in their diets

  1. How does the sugar intake resemble gambling?

They are both addictions which end up craving for more

  1. What signs did the rats show after the withdrawal process?

They showed chattering teeth and changes in brain chemistry, working harder for the addictive substance and increased sensitivity for other substances.

  1. What pushes us to consume sugar?

Our motivations are social pressure to eat with others, emotional problems and stress

  1. Why should people distract themselves until the cravings go away?

To decide whether our craving is real hunger for food or emotional craving

 

Yadyok Assistant

Berrak P. ULUER

 

 

 

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