Sugar for hiccups

Forget drinking water backward or holding your breath; a spoonful of sugar will stop the hiccups. It seems like it works because it's such a shock to the system to eat straight sugar (yuck!), but professionals say it actually modifies the nerve muscles that contract the diaphragm spasmodically -- i.e. a hiccup.<br>
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(Read more <a href="http://www.prevention.com/doctorsbookofhomeremedies/10.html">here</a>)
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( Tribune file photo by Bill Hogan / September 30, 2009 )

Forget drinking water backward or holding your breath; a spoonful of sugar will stop the hiccups. It seems like it works because it's such a shock to the system to eat straight sugar (yuck!), but professionals say it actually modifies the nerve muscles that contract the diaphragm spasmodically -- i.e. a hiccup.

(Read more here)

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