The baking soda is a common ingredient of many households and it has wide range of uses. Beside it is used for cooking, it is also used for personal cleaning and hygiene and all of that for health reasons. It has a long list of medicinal properties that relieve numerous health issues and here are some of them:
It neutralizes stomach acid
Baking soda can balance the pH levels by drinking a glass of water and half teaspoon of baking soda. The body turns acidic as a result of diet that is not healthy, but the baking soda restores the pH levels of the body and neutralizes the acidity. The Nobel Prize winner, Dr. O. Warburg found that the cells of the cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment and that means that it is very important to keep the body in alkaline environment as it protects the overall health.
It relieves heartburn
According to Web MD, this condition is a result of acid build-up in the stomach. When the acid goes up the esophagus, then you experience a burning sensation (Heartburn). The baking soda neutralizes the acid and provides relief.
It eliminates UTI
Also, bacteria thrive in an acidic environment. If you suffer from UTI, you should consume soda water on a daily basis until you get rid of the infection. Dissolve one tsp. of baking soda in a glass of water. If the symptoms persist, you should visit a doctor.
It relieves gout pain
This is a joint inflammation that is caused by the body’s uric acid build-up. Deal with it by consuming sodium bicarbonate water mixture because it prevents the body’s acid accumulation.
It reduces the symptoms of cold and flu
It has been used for these conditions for centuries as it can kill the virus if it is in the early stage. These are the recommended doses:
1st Day- six doses of half teaspoon baking soda and cool water (every two hours);
2nd Day- four doses of the mixture (every three hours);
3rd Day- two doses of the mixture (the first in the morning and the second in the evening);
4th Day- one dose per day until the symptoms are gone;
It relieves the kidney stone discomfort
The uric acid build-up can cause kidney stone formation. Consume baking soda water on a regular basis and it will dissolve the stones and prevent a formation of new stones. Ask for medical advice if the problem continues.
It improves physical performance
Baking soda improves the physical performance as the sodium bicarbonate’s alkalinity reduces the lactic acid levels that are produced by the muscles and with that it allows longer and harder training.
This is a test for low-stomach-acid
Livestrong claim that you can check the stomach acid by consuming eight oz. of water with ¼ teaspoon of baking soda. If you burp in a five-minute period, the levels of the acid are probably fine. It is recommended to do this test on an empty stomach for the best results. Low-stomach-acid levels are linked to protein undernourishment that may result in disease and illness. It can also make blood acidic and that is why it is a health threat because the acidic blood depletes the bones causing osteoporosis.
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