BBC - Future - The hidden healing power of sugar
Doctors are finding one way that sugar can benefit your health: it may help heal wounds resistant to antibiotics.
By Clara Wiggins
30 March 2018
As a child growing up in poverty in the rural Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe, Moses Murandu was used to having salt literally rubbed in his wounds when he fell and cut himself. On lucky days, though, his father had enough money to buy something which stung the boy much less than salt: sugar.