Baking soda is well known pantry item people have in their pantry, fridge and even bathroom. Sodium bicarbonate, chemical name of baking soda constitutes base that reacts with acid substance like buttermilk, vinegar or yogurt resulting in carbon dioxide we seen as bubbles. Actually it exists in almost all living things which job is helping pH level at threshold to sustain life. Due to its nature, baking soda also provides therapy effect for some conditions.
Among conditions to be relieved with baking soda include arthritis, indigestion, heartburn, and infection. Consuming baking soda in right doses will help balance body chemistry which triggers self healing. Although healthcare provider advise is required to check about right dose for health condition, one half tea spoon mixed in eight ounce glass of water is adequate for relief. Following are some reasons why we drinking baking soda is good for health. Number one baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is an antacid. Its capability to neutralize acid in stomach will be effective enough to relief acid reflux. Drinking baking soda also eliminates pain due to heartburn and neutralize hydrochloric acid while the effervescence (bubbling) occurred as the sodium biocarbonate mixed with water leads to relieve gas and bloating. Baking soda is also effective to balance pH as stated above and promote healing. We know that too much acidity in body leads to diseases like cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis hence drinking baking soda in water will help to balance pH and promote energy and well being.
Number two is that baking soda reduces inflammation which causes pain and conditions like gout (uric acid builds up in urine, tissues, and bloods). Baking soda tonic is great to alleviate such conditions. In addition, discomfort due to urinary tract infection would be eased by drinking baking soda and water. Also, it has long been known that sodium bicarbonate boosts performance and energy superbly. When person has hard exercise, lactic acid builds up in muscles and causing pain and fatigue. A supercharged energy drink can be made by mixing four cups of water with ½ teaspoon of baking soda, a teaspoon of sea salt and two table spoons of raw honey plus a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Number Three is about mixture of baking soda and lemon juice. Lemons are known by their antimicrobial properties and powerful enough to fight fungal and bacterial infections. Blood pressure is found to be well regulated and stress reduced by drinking a glass of lemon juice. Moreover, citrus fruits have been proofed to prevent cancer. So, combination between baking soda and lemon properties are so beneficial for health. Just mix one tablespoon of baking soda into a glass of water and ad one whole organic lemon juice. Let the mixture set overnight and drink it in the morning before breakfast.
Number four, baking soda is good idea to drink if you want to relieve some disorders. However precaution should be taken that drinking baking soda too much is not good since it is high in sodium. Persons with diseases of liver, kidney and high blood pressure is not recommended to drink baking soda.