Many of us think of baking soda as just an ingredient that is used for cooking. But did you know that drinking baking soda is surprisingly good for your health?
Yes it is definitely true, that drinking something as simple as baking soda can improve your health. What is even more amazing and surprising, is that when you mix baking soda with other powerful ingredients, the healing powers are increased.
Baking soda uses vary from basic injuries, daily hygiene, stomach pain, digestive issues, coughs and sore throats. Just always remember to use an aluminum-free brand of baking soda whenever possible.
1. Cancer Prevention
Studies have shown that baking soda can help increase the pH of acidic tumors, without affecting the pH balance of the blood and healthy tissues. In a pH imbalance, unhealthy organisms can flourish, therefore causing damages to tissues and organs and also compromises the immune system.
The consumption of baking soda can be use as a means of immune and nutritional support for people with cancer.
1. Add 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 2 cups water, along with a low-cal sweetener of your choice.
2. Sip this mixture for an hour or two. Repeat for at least three times a day.
2. Electrolyte Replacer and Energy Booster
Bicarbonate of soda can help enhance sports performance. Baking soda works best to enhance speed and endurance.
Baking soda can help reduce the acidity produced in the muscles during sports like running or swimming. Sodium bicarbonate helps the body in the processing of lactic acid, which is responsible for the burning sensation produced in the muscles during a hard workout or exercise.
7 cups coconut water
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup raw honey
½ tsp unprocessed sea salt
¼ tsp baking soda
1. Heat the coconut water using low heat/
2. Combine the baking soda until it is dissolved.
3. Add the other ingredients and pour the mixture into a glass jar.
4. Shake well before using.
This can be store in the refrigerator for a week.
3. For Flu and Cold
Baking soda has been tested to reduce the duration of cold and flu. It can eliminate symptoms in 36 hours. Experts recommend the following dosage schedule.
Day 1 – You can take 6 doses of baking soda in a glass of water at about two-hour intervals.
Day 2 – You can take 4 doses of baking soda in a glass of water at the same intervals.
Day 3 – You can take 2 doses of baking soda in a glass of water, one in the morning and in the evening. After that drink only once each morning until cold symptoms are gone.
4. For Indigestion and Heartburn
Most over-the-counter antacids like Alka-Seltzer and Rolaids, contain some form of bicarbonate. But a more natural and cost-effective way to relieve occasional indigestion and heartburn is to use baking soda.
1. Stir 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into 1/2 cup of water.
2. Drink it an hour or two after meals.