It’s normal to have a love-hate relationship with sugar. This sweet substance is one of the most common ingredients in food, but too much of this tasty treat can lead to negative health effects.
Luckily, sugar has plenty of other uses that don’t have anything to do with eating. Whether it’s keeping flowers fresh, removing grass stains, or trapping insects, there are numerous household hacks where sugar can come in handy. Keep reading to see how it can be used in your everyday life.
Mary Poppins Had The Right Idea
When the Sherman brothers were writing “Spoonful of Sugar” for 1964’s Mary Poppins, one of them remembered that their child was given their medicine with a spoonful of sugar. Just like in the song, “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.”
There was also a study where the effects of sugar with medicine were tested on infants. The babies who reacted better to taking medicine were the ones who were fed sugar beforehand.