Dr. Oz: 99 Uses for Salt and Sugar
Dr. Oz’s show today was all about 99 new uses for things and he began his show by talking about 99 new uses for salt and sugar. Perhaps referencing the recent controversy about his show, Dr. Oz began this segment sprinkling salt onto the floor while saying, “I got 99 problems, but a pinch ain’t one of them,”
Dr. Oz: Sugar Can Keep Bread Fresh
Brittany had the first use, which was using sugar to keep your bread fresh. Put your bread in an airtight container with a handful of sugar cubes.
Brittany performed an experiment where she put a loaf of bread in one container with sugar cubes and another loaf in a container without them and then came on Dr. Oz a week later. Dr. Oz and his audience members who felt the bread were all impressed with the remarkable difference.
Dr. Oz: Sugar Can Remove Hair
Dr. Oz talked to Colleen Sparks, an esthetician, who said sugar can help to remove hair. Combine 1/4 cup water, 2 cups sugar, and 1/4 cup lemon juice in a sauce pot on medium heat and cook it until the color becomes a maple syrup-type color. This mixture can remove hair. Colleen warned that if you’re on any prescriptions, your skin may be sensitive to wax. But if you have skin allergies, this is a great alternative.
Make sure to use this mixture while warm. Apply with a tongue depressor to the area and use store-bought strips or fabric to press firmly onto the skin, then rip it off quickly. Colleen did this to Dr. Oz on his leg and he said it hurt less than normal wax.
Dr. Oz: Sugar Can Soothe a Burned Tongue
The next use for sugar is to soothe a burned tongue. Alexandra sent this idea in over Facebook. She said all you have to is place a teaspoon of sugar against the roof of your mouth until it melts. The sugar has allergenic properties, which means it can mitigate the response to pain.
Dr. Oz: Sugar Can Make Lipstick Last Longer
Angela uses sugar on her lips after using lipstick. She lets it sit for 10 seconds and then wipes it off. This helps the lipstick stay on longer.
Dr. Oz: Revive a Bitter Cup of Coffee with Salt
Dr. Oz talked to Rosie, who discovered that salt can be used to revive a bitter cup coffee. All you have to do is add a couple pinches of salt to the coffee to reduce the bitterness and acidity. Dr. Oz tested this and he said it was really smooth.
Dr. Oz: Salt to Stop Browning Fruit
Dr. Oz also talked to a woman who uses salt to prevent browning of fruit. If you take a teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of water and you soak the fruit in it after you cut it up, it will preserve it and it won’t turn brown. Who needs the Arctic Apple with this trick?
Dr. Oz: Salt Can Help Chill Wine Faster
Dr. Oz also had a tip from a viewer named Lynn who uses salt in her ice bucket to chill wine faster. The salt reduces the freezing point of the water so the water can get colder without freezing to cool the wine rapidly.
Dr. Oz also revealed that Kathie Lee and Hoda were backstage, waiting to drink the wine in the bucket. They had plenty of great uses for wine as well.