Baking soda is one of the most common household products used for all sorts of things, from cleaning to beautifying. Although it’s mostly used externally, baking soda can be very beneficial when consumed with water. In this article we’re going to show you the benefits of drinking baking soda water.
1.Neutralize Stomach Acid
When you eat too much processed foods, your blood pH levels become acidic. An acidic environment is the perfect place for cancer cells to grow, which means that you shouldn’t let your body become acidic. Eating more natural and healthy foods can alkalize your blood, but you can also balance your pH levels by drinking 1/2 tbsp. of baking soda with water.
2.Get Rid Of UTIs
In order to kill the bacteria that causes urinary tract infections, you need to provide an alkaline environment for it. You can do that by drinking 1 tbsp. of baking soda with water. Although this will help you treat the infection, you may not get rid of it completely, which is why you need to consult your doctor if the symptoms persist.
3.Kidney Stone Relief
Kidney stones form when there’s more calcium or uric acid in the urine, than the fluid in the urine can dilute. The baking soda water contains properties that can dissolve the stones and prevent the formation of new ones. However, you should seek medical treatment if you still have the symptoms.
According to Mayo Clinic, heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up into the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach (esophagus). If you feel a burning pain in the chest after you eat or when you bend, then it’s very likely that you’re experiencing the symptoms of heartburn. To neutralize the stomach acid and provide an instant relief, drink baking soda water.
Gout is a complex form of arthritis. It is caused by uric acid buildup and it is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints. You can prevent this condition by drinking baking soda water.
6.Treat a Cold Or Flu
Baking soda has been used as a cure for cold and influenza since the 1920’s. The treatment is the following:
- Day 1: mix 1/2 tbsp. of baking soda with cold water and drink 6 doses of this mixture, in 2 hour intervals
- Day 2: take 4 doses of the mixture in 2 hour intervals
- Day 3: take 2 doses – one in the morning and one before bedtime
Continue drinking 1 dose of this mixture daily until the symptoms are gone.
7.Improve Physical Performance
During intense exercise your body produces lactic acid which causes a burning sensation in the muscles. To prevent the body from producing too much lactic acid and to stop the pain and soreness in the muscles, you need to drink baking soda water.
Test for low stomach acid
The stomach needs acid to digest the food. Low stomach acid can cause indigestion, bloating, inflammation, pain etc, therefore it’s essential for the stomach’s pH levels to be balanced.
You can find out if you have low or high stomach acid by doing this: dissolve 1/4 tbsp. of baking soda in 8 ounces of water and drink the mixture. It’s best you do this in the morning on an empty stomach. If you burp within 5 minutes, that means that your stomach acid levels are balanced.
If you’re still experiencing indigestion and bloating, then you should see a doctor about it.