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How sugar affects the brain

Quiz by: Annie ELT    

Description: When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes
High Intermediate
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What is the main idea of the video?
Sugar contains molecules that are called carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates help us to have energy.
Only sweet products contain sugar.
What happens when we eat sweets?
What is the reward system activated by?
What happens when we over-activate the reward system by eating much sweet food?
There are sugar receptors in our gut and stomach.
Dopamine is produced when we...
Why is it hard to eat vegetables such as broccoli?
Our brain doesn't pay attention to new and different food.
Dopamine becomes less when we eat the same kind of food and we want something new.
Dopamine lessens when we eat sweets every day and we want a change.
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