Almost each American household have baking soda which its owners used it for cooking or cleaning. However, this ingredient has health benefits and you can use it for health purposes. Baking soda regulates the pH levels in the human bloodstream. In addition, it affects the tissues and the cells, increase the oxygenation, and balances the voltages of the cells.
Baking Soda Health Benefits
Neutralizes Stomach Acid
Baking soda, being naturally alkaline, neutralizes the acid in the stomach and consumption of a mixture consisting of ½ tsp. of baking soda and 1 cup of water will restore the pH balance. According to Otto Warburg, the popular Nobel Laureate and doctor, cancer cells can’t survive in alkaline environment, meaning that it protects you from cancer, as well. To test if your HCL is low, mix 8 oz. of water with ¼ of baking soda and drink it on empty stomach in the morning. If you burp within 5 minutes, the HCL is good.
Rolaids and Tums cost a fortune. On the contrary, baking soda is not at all expensive but it’s even more effective way to relieve indigestion and heartburn. Just add ½ teaspoon of baking soda in 2 cups of water.
Eliminates Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
To treat UTI, just mix 1 cup of water with 1 tsp. of of baking soda and drink on an empty stomach in the morning. It will reduce the urine’s acidity and prevent feeling of burning and pain in the UTI.
Relieves Gout Pain
Gout, a condition which causes inflammation because of uric acid accumulation in the body, can be relieved by baking soda & water mixture.
Reduces Symptoms of Cold and Flu
Being alkaline naturally, baking soda alkalizes the body effectively and maintains the optimal pH levels in the bloodstream.
Baking soda maintains the optimal pH levels which is extremely important for people suffering of any kind of kidney disease caused by diabetes or high blood pressure. Baking soda eases the kidneys to remove the acid from the whole body, which leads to metabolic acidosis.
Additional Benefits for the Hair,Skin, and Body
Fights against pimples and acne
Whitens the teeth
Improves the complexion of the skin
Treats oily hair
Eliminates dandruff from the scalp
Treats nail fungus