Five Smart Uses Of Sugar

It makes our life sweeter every day, even though some see in it a merciless enemy of health. But sugar doesn’t only belong in sweets recipes or in cups of tea or coffee, but can also help in various household activities, in situations when we think only specialized products found on the shop shelves can be a solution. To give words a practical backing, here are some alternative uses of sugar that can work our way out of many home problems, as seen on You can read more on the same topic here.

Here is something for mothers for a start. A study done by the Pediatrics magazine shows that babies who were given a one-to-four sugar-water solution (directly into the mouth or administered on a pacifier) before immunizations handled the pain of the shots better than children who received only water. Of course, the assessment was mainly done in an audio manner.

A British nurse’s experience in Africa during various volunteering campaigns brings us a new smart use of sugar. It showed that pouring granulated sugar on to bed sores, leg ulcers or amputations before dressing can kill the bacteria that prevents healing and causes chronic pain. Bacteria need water to survive but sugar draws water from the wound into the dressing.

This is probably the same explanation for sugar helping soothe pains in a burned tongue. So, if you have ever burned your tongue on a hot drink, or hot food, you will know how much it hurts. Sprinkle sugar on it and the pain will subside.

Keep the wasps away at summer when you want to be alone with your own thoughts on the patio, but not by turning to boiled water. Instead, make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water, fill a jar with it and set it outside to attract wasps. They will fly in and become trapped if you put the lid afterwards. What you do with them next is up to you, but you may want to take the jar as far as possible from your home and open it again.

Sticking to the same discussion, here is another tip to get rid of those irritating and ugly bugs roaming about your home. Mix equal parts sugar and baking powder and sprinkle over areas of infestation. Sugar attracts the buggers, the baking powder exterminates them. Replace frequently for a longer effect.

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