Are you a sugar addict?

Posted on 16 May 2017 by Minmed Clinic (Jurong East)
Do you feel horrified thinking of living life sugar-free? If you are, you might be unknowingly addicted to sugar. Take this test to find out!

Are you a sugar addict?

Do you feel horrified thinking of living life sugar-free? If you are, you might be unknowingly addicted to sugar.

Did you know that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine? When you consume sugar, it stimulates the release of a brain chemical known as dopamine which makes you feel good. However, the feeling is normally temporary.

Moreover, the nice sugar rush tends to trigger an increment in insulin to bring the blood glucose level to normal. However, this has a causal sequence of resulting to a ‘sugar crash’ which makes us crave for more sugar hence leading to a binge-eating cycle.

How to know if one is a sugar addict?

Take this test to find out:

If your answers consist of more than 5 ‘yes’, it simply means that you could be a sugar addict.