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How much do you know about sugars? Take this sugar quiz and test your sugar IQ level. Also, you'd be able to check your knowledge regarding sugar facts and myths. Does higher sugar intake increase your risk of fatty liver disease, or is it just a myth? There are many health-related concerns when it comes to sugar intake. Let us check if you really know about them or not. Try the quiz below and see how much correct sugar knowledge you have.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Sugar is a form of Carbohydrates.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sugar on its own is a form of carbohydrate commonly referred to as refined or simple carbohydrates. Sugar can also be found naturally occurring in a variety of food sources including fruit, vegetables, and milk.

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  • 2. 

    Lactose found in Milk is a form of Sugar.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lactose is a type of sugar found naturally in the milk of most mammals

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  • 3. 

    Drinking a can of soda increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 22%.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A can (340ml) of sugary drink a day increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by 22%.

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  • 4. 

    A typical serving of fresh fruit juice contains 4 teaspoons (or less) of sugar.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A glass (250ml) of fruit juice can contain up to 5 teaspoons of sugar. Eat the whole fruit instead which not only reduces your sugar intake but also contains more fiber, vitamins, and minerals than drinking fruit juice.

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  • 5. 

    Sugar has addictive properties and enhances the taste of food.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sugar is often used to enhance the flavor of food. Sugar can be addictive as it activates the receptors in our brain and affects the reward center, which leads to compulsive behavior.

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  • 6. 

    We need sugar in our diet to supply energy to our muscles.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Explanation: True. Sugar, which is digested and broken down into glucose, provide our muscles and brain with energy to function however excessive consumption of sugar can lead to obesity and its related chronic diseases.

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  • 7. 

    Higher sugar intake increases your risk of fatty liver disease.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    High sugar intake increases the risk of fatty liver disease (specifically, non- alcoholic liver disease)

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  • 8. 

    What happens in our body when we consume foods high in sugar such as a sugar-sweetened beverage, or a sweet dessert?

    • A.

      Insulin level spike > Sugar level falls > Hunger and craving

    • B.

      Sugar level spike > Insulin level plummets > Hunger and craving

    Correct Answer
    A. Insulin level spike > Sugar level falls > Hunger and craving
    Explanation
    When we consume sugar, our blood sugar level spikes. This causes insulin to be secreted rapidly to reduce the blood sugar level. Therefore, it results in a drastic fall in blood sugar level causing increased appetite and cravings.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following food will exceed the recommended sugar intake daily limit? (Recommended daily intake no more than 10% of daily dietary energy ~ 50g of sugar per day)

    • A.

      1 slice of chocolate cake

    • B.

      2 cups of iced coffee

    • C.

      2 cans of coke

    • D.

      3 large chocolate cookies

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 cans of coke
    Explanation
    Explanation: 1 slice of chocolate cake = 40g of sugar 2 cups of ice coffee = 45g of sugar 2 cans of coke = 80g of sugar 3 large chocolate cookies = 42g sugar

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  • 10. 

    Laksa or Mee siam with gravy has more sugar?

    • A.

      Laksa

    • B.

      Mee Siam  

    Correct Answer
    B. Mee Siam  
    Explanation
    Mee siam 7.5 teaspoons (38.2g) or equivalent to one can of Coke while Laksa has 3 teaspoons (16.2g), or half a can of Coke of sugar hence Mee siam has more sugar.

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  • 11. 

    The same serving of honey contains much fewer calories than that of refined white sugar.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Though Honey comes from a natural source and can contain other minerals and benefits, both honey and sugar contain similar calories. Therefore, both sugar and honey should be consumed in moderation.

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