Sugar Addiction

Informative Presentation

Sugar Addiction
Attention Getter: Cocaine is addictive. Do you know something that is eight times more addictive than that? Sugar.
Thesis: Consuming sugar, in your everyday diet, can lead to sugar addiction.
Connect to Audience: I know sometimes we are in a rush, especially as college students. We grab a Starbucks and donut in the morning and call it breakfasts.
Credibility:   I will be using information acquired from an article published in National Geographic, the Huffington Post, and a peer-reviewed journal from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Preview:   Today I will be explaining what sugar addiction is and why it occurs.
Visual aids: poster boards; poster A is a choice procedure chart of the choices that were given to lab rats, and poster B. shows their choice.
Organizational pattern: Casual Pattern

TRANSITION: We will begin by discussing the history of sugar.

  I. Main Point 1- We consume sugar on a day to day basis and this leads to sugar addiction
A.   Sub-point 1- Sugar has been around for a long time.
1. Supporting material: According to Rich Cohen, a non-fiction writer who wrote the article titled “Sugar Love” for National Geographic, sugarcane was domesticated about 10,000 years ago.
2. Supporting material: As a society, we are afraid of consuming too many calories. More specifically, we try to consume foods that are labeled with “low fat” or “fat-free”. However, because the seller knows we will not buy something that does not taste good, they add a lot of sugar to these items so they taste better to the consumer.
B.   Sub-point 2- Sugar, particularly refined sugars, can be found in just about everything we eat. Refined sugar is raw sugar that has gone through a refined process that removes any beneficial nutrients and impurities.
1. Supporting Material: Kristin Kirkpatrick, a nutritionist and Manager of the Wellness Nutrition Services at...