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Magic beans

When I was a child, one of my aunties had a remedy for an upset stomach … it was two teaspoonfuls of Demerara sugar in a glass of warm water – vigorously stirred and then sipped slowly. So I was not surprised when I read that someone advocated the use of a fistful (20 or more) of jellybeans taken at bedtime followed by a glass of water to cure constipation. It wasn’t the fact that I didn’t think that it would work – more the thought that if a person was to use this as a cure or preventative measure over a period of time they could end up both with high blood sugar levels and extremely bad teeth! I suppose, on the other hand perhaps in some places jellybeans are more accessible than other over-the-counter medicines to cure the problem!




mmmmmmmm! This is a cure I can handle! Love the tip and am off to get some jellybeans. The girls will love it!

Zen Ventures said...

I've never heard of such but it's interesting.

Zen Ventures
Tosty Brown

Matt said...

All I know is that it someone told me that eating jellybeans would make you sprout a tail and an orange, feather-covered beak I would still eat them anyway.

mmm-mmm good. Have you ever tried the buttered popcorn flavored one? how do they do that, anyway?

blanne said...

i have a pleasant surprise for you! http://blanne1126.blogspot.com/2009/01/scent-sational-hit-or-miss.html ;)

Geri Ohara said...

Hi We were told to drink a little flat room temperature coke for upset stomach

Manz said...

You learn something new every day!

I knew that it's common for those with diabetes to have a jar of jelly beans handy - but I did not know this one.

Side note, the current GritFX competition is all about jelly beans - guess the number competition - if you like any of our t-shirt designs, you might want to check it out ;)

jacqueline said...

Seems they're promoting sugar only, not a remedy.

Beau71 said...

I think that Jelly Belly jellybeans can cure just about everything.

Babs (Beetle) said...

Any excuse to eat sweets, if you ask me :O)

Are you aware that when your 'Comment' link is clicked a web page opens up for a love counter? If it's intentional, that's fine, but if it isn't I thought you might like to know.

Kloggers/Polly said...

Thanks for all the comments on the jellybeans. I have never been a jellybean fan myself and my grandma always used to hanker after licorice comfits.
The particular reference to the jellybean in truth surprised me as it was allegedly authenticated by a medical practitioner. I was just wondering if the medical practitioner had ever thought about the consequences - we can never assume that someone might try the 'cure' once in a life time or once every five years for instance. There will always be some that think that it is a normal thing to chomp on jellybeans at bedtime to open their bowels the following day.

Thanks for your added note, Babs - I have tried opening comments on both Firefox3, Chrome and Internet Explorer and can't replicate the problem. I will carry on looking into it. I hope that no-one else has encountered the problem.

Cheers one and all. :)

mystique said...

That was indeed interesting polly. Btw, I got your email to Ellaine regarding the malware on my blog. I truly appreciate your letting me know. Jane of Jane Jane Publication also sent me a message thru entrecard about it. I got it fixed (permanently, i hope) I installed anti-malware for added precaution. Again, my million thanks to you! Happy Friday! ^_^

Sue said...

I don't really like jelly beans either. I'd rather try something else.

P.S. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I know it was awhile ago, but just now received a new computer.

liza said...

hi polly!

thanks for adding my buttons here. hope you're having a great weekend.


Jen said...

Oh Polly Jelly Beans are my son and hubby's favorite! They can sit all day munching on these colorful yummies! :-)

I for one wouldn't mind popping pills if they were as yummy. :D

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