Sugar Facts

Use Sugar to extend lipstick: Sprinkle a bit of sugar atop freshly applied lipstick, let it sit, and then lick it off. This works to set the lipstick and will extend the application.

For extra mucky hands (think paint, grease, grime) add sugar to your soap lather to act as an abrasive. You can also use equal parts sugar and olive oil, which acts to soothe and moisturize over-worked hands.

In 2007, American chemists developed the first sugar battery, which uses an enzyme to break sugar solution down into water and electricity.
Apart from its environmental advantages, the battery lasts three times as long as the lithium batteries that are used in power laptops and smart phones.

In 1747 German chemist Andreas Marggraf discovered that the sugar in a sugar beet is identical to that in sugarcane. In 1802 the first beet-sugar refinery began operations, bringing cheap sweets to northern climes.

The stunt glass you see people jump through all the time in movies is not real glass. Traditionally, it's actually made of sugar. They cook up a thin sheet of hard candy that looks like glass, but breaks much easier and is less likely to cut the stuntman to ribbons (the iconic crashing noise is added in post-production). Afterwards, just turning a hose on the area washes it away so nobody can get cut after the jump.

Use Sugar to Get Rid of Grass Stains
Grass stains are so easy to get yet so hard to get out! If you're fearful of bleaching (like if the fabric is a mix of colors), then a paste of sugar and water can do the trick. Apply on the stain, let it sit for an hour, then wash as you normally do. Prepare to be amazed.

Mix sugar with oil (like almond oil or even olive oil). To make it smell nice, add the essential oil of your choice. Rub onto skin and rinse off in the shower. You'll remove all those dead skin cells and reveal soft, supple skin as smooth as silk.

Sugar doesn’t harm, the misinformation around it does.

The misinformation around sugar runs so deep that other than funny responses it is also a sad tale of how this ancient nutrient is now just looked down upon.  We just know that it is ‘harmful for normal’ people and a ‘killer for diabetes’.


Sugar in India has been celebrated as panch-amrit along with milk, honey, ghee and curd. Sugar symbolizes sweetness and love which makes one’s life pleasurable.

What’s harmful is the way we are using sugar now; in biscuits, cakes, chocolates, beverages, other confectionaries, etc.

The weight loss industry has brain-washed us to look down upon each one of them and it is the reputation of sugar that has taken maximum beating. It is not the natural sugar that is the culprit here, but the artificial sweeteners that are filled in the cold beverages which cause the weight gain.

In fact, ancient Egypt used it as a healer on wounds way before antibiotics came into existence.  It helped dry the wound through osmosis, leaving the bacteria weak, reducing the throbbing pain.

Refined white sugar is pure sucrose, a carbohydrate. Carbohydrates provide energy, contain no fat, and like protein contribute 4 calories per gram in your diet (as opposed to the 9 calories per gram contributed by fat).

Our body treats sucrose in the same way regardless of its source. In fact, our body uses all sugars in the same way, so eating refined sugar, or honey, or sugars from any other source has the same effect on body. It is converted into glucose and used by the cells for energy.
Sugar doesn’t cause diabetes. The medical condition is mostly genetic and also depends on the lifestyle. Staying at a healthy weight lowers diabetes risk, regardless of how much sugar you eat.

Sugar is not the white killer. What is harmful is the way we are using sugar now; in biscuits, cakes, chocolates, beverages, etc. where apart from the massive amounts of sugar, there is an overload of preservatives, trans-fats, salts, emulsifiers and lack of essential fiber and minerals.

Of course, we choose to overlook this fact and instead attach all harmful effects of these to sugar.

Apart from being the natural sweetener of our food, sugar is also a popular & trusted ingredient in skin care products today because it acts as a natural exfoliator; does not clog pores; helps eliminate blemishes & restores balance to skin’s oils.

Looking at the range of benefits Sugar offers, no doubt in the past, sugar was a rare and expensive commodity and was known as “White Gold”.