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Curious Kids: are sugar rushes real?

By Lauren Ball, Associate Professor/ Principal Research Fellow, Griffith University
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When I’m happy after eating something sweet mummy and daddy say I am having a “sugar rush”. But I think I’m just happy! Is a sugar rush a real thing? – Rosie, aged 7.

Hi Rosie! We’re so excited you asked this question.

A sugar rush is an old saying for when someone feels happy and energetic after eating sugary foods, like lollies. They’re talked about all the time at school.

And this seems like a good explanation for them.

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