Baking Soda – Healthy superfoods – by Dr. Nuwanthi Fernando
The miraculous effects of baking soda by Dr. Mariangel Leota
Baking soda has become very popular because it is very versatile and can fulfill many functions. It is used as a home remedy, as a laundry bleach, as a floor cleaner, to polish metals, to prepare meals and a long list of functions
Its consumption as a home remedy should be very moderate because excess in the baking soda dose can alter the physiological pH of the blood-producing important consequences.
A long list of investigations has been carried out where this chemical component has been considered as the alternative treatment of our days. Baking soda has been proposed as an alternative treatment for many diseases such as diabetes and cancer. According to these investigations, people who ingest baking soda accompanied by other natural substances such as water, iodine, and magnesium chloride obtained great benefits due to the regulation of the pH of the blood.
Thanks to the control that exerts on the levels of the pH in the blood, the Baking soda allows maintaining in good condition the functioning and the activities of the cells of the organism. Baking soda prevents health problems, such as gastritis, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, acidity in the blood or urine, infections, cardiovascular diseases, pancreatitis, and cancer.
Baking soda effectively fulfills its function of eliminating all toxins and acids from tissues, cells, and organs. Its function is based on pH regulation, improving the biochemical activity of enzymes. For example, by consuming Baking soda and regulating the pH of the blood, it regulates the function of the enzymes responsible for cell growth, preventing the uncontrolled growth of cells and preventing carcinogenic processes.
What are the benefits of baking soda for health?
Know all the important benefits of baking soda for your health, you should know that it is advisable to take it under medical supervision and in small quantities. Baking soda abuse can have consequences for your health.
The best stomach antacid
Baking soda, due to its alkaline properties, effectively reduces the level of acidity in the stomach. There are many types of stomach antacids and baking soda is one of the most effective so far. It is used in heartburn, acid indigestion, gastritis, gastric reflux, gas, and constipation.
How effective is baking soda treatment for gastritis?
Gastritis is caused by an uncontrolled level of acidity in the stomach. This acidity can damage the membranes of the stomach causing very important damage.
These injuries caused by the acid are usually very painful and affect your daily life. If you have suffered from gastritis you know how annoying it is heartburn, acid reflux, and indigestion.
There are many treatments for gastritis, but the most effective will always be to decrease that level of heartburn. Baking soda, being an alkaline compound, can reduce the level of acidity and prevent damage to the stomach membrane. You must take a spoonful of baking soda dissolved in half a glass of water twice a day. Consult with your trusted doctor before doing this treatment because it may influence other drugs you are consuming.
Baking soda can be obtained at any pharmacy in its natural state or in many presentations with various flavors and effervescent to make your consumption more pleasant.
Tips to get a better antacid effect: Avoid high-fat foods, spicy foods, and pepper. Take a tablespoon of baking soda in half a glass of water before breakfast.
Exfoliate your face with baking soda in the easiest way
Its alkaline power is not only beneficial for heartburn, but for the care of your skin and your face. The alkaline power of baking soda is also beneficial for the skin, this home treatment effectively stimulates the renewal of your skin cells, increasing the growth of new cells, exfoliating your face and cleansing them of impurities. The exfoliating effect of baking soda is very beneficial for anti-aging.
How to prepare an exfoliant with baking soda?
The powerful effects of baking soda can be mixed with many liquids for dilution, you can enhance its properties by mixing it with milk, honey, lemon, oil, natural juices or any element to enhance its effect.
Prepare a natural exfoliant from Baking soda with coconut oil
The powerful renewing and antiseptic effects of baking soda can be mixed with coconut oil to add many benefits to your skin. Coconut oil will keep your skin soft and hydrated. You can exfoliate your face at night to have a smoother and wrinkle-free face.
Mix in a small bowl, two tablespoons of Baking soda with 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply this mix on your face doing small massages with your fingers to exfoliate your skin. Leave on your skin for 10 minutes. Apply at night.
Eliminate acne from your face with this effective exfoliant
Baking soda and lemon are a perfect duo and their antiseptic properties are ideal to eliminate acne from your face. You will be surprised by its antiseptic benefits and its ability to deep clean and remove excess fat accumulated in your pores. The lemon contains a large amount of Vitamin C and a long list of antioxidants that prevent aging and also stimulate the healing and renewal of the skin.
Just apply this exfoliant twice a day for 3 times a week, you will see positive results in a very short time. After applying this exfoliant, use a moisturizer for your face.
In a small bowl, mix two tablespoons of baking soda with a tablespoon of warm water and a squeezed lemon. Apply gently all over the face, especially where the acne spots are.
Remove stains from your skin
Do not suffer more from those annoying spots on your skin caused by the sun or any chemicals. We must be careful with the makeup or facial treatment we use, not all can have the same effect on our skin, so we must use the most natural possible or that are recommended by our dermatologists.
Honey has a large number of vitamins and antioxidants that are able to renew the skin and revitalize it, eliminating spots caused by the effects of the sun or chemical treatments that can be toxic.
Mix a generous portion of honey with about 2 tablespoons of baking soda and let it sit for at least 30 minutes in your refrigerator. Apply on your face, especially where the stains are and leave for at least 20 minutes. Clean the face gently with water and apply moisturizer. Apply at night or avoid exposing your skin to sunlight.
Contains powerful antimicrobial properties
Bacteria and fungi need certain conditions to live and reproduce. One of them is an environment with a pH where they can develop faster. In people suffering from diabetes, the metabolism of sugar in the blood generates acid chemical compounds that facilitate the development of infections by bacteria and fungi. The consumption of baking soda decreases the level of acidity preventing these microorganisms from reproducing, having positive effects on the infection.
In this sense, consuming a small spoonful of baking soda a day can also reduce the risk of suffering from urinary tract infections.
It can also be used as a treatment to reduce inflammation and infection of the throat, for this, you must mix two tablespoons of baking soda in a glass of water, gargle with this liquid three times during the day to reduce inflammation.
Benefits of the alkaline diet with baking soda
Decreases the toxic effects of uric acid. Uric acid not only causes gout, but it is also toxic to the whole body. It increases the risk of heart attacks, diabetes, and cancer. Baking soda causes uric acid not to crystallize in the kidneys, instead of forming kidney stones the uric acid comes out with urine. Even baking soda dissolves already formed kidney stones.
Improves absorption of nutrients
The alkaline pH obtained by the consumption of baking soda improves the absorption of nutrients in a large percentage. If you consume nutritional supplements of any kind such as vitamins, folic acid, proteins or any nutrient, you should know that you must also take care of your diet. Foods with saturated fatty acids, large amounts of carbohydrates or processed, keep the pH of the digestive system at a very acidic level, hindering the proper absorption of nutrients. To improve the absorption of nutrients, there must be a stable pH, which is not excessively acidic. Specialists in nutrition recommend the consumption of one tablespoon per day of baking soda for its rapid alkalizing action and for improving the absorption of nutrients.
You should know that you cannot exceed the daily dose of baking soda, with two small tablespoons a day is enough. If you feel dizzy, nauseous or vomiting, suspend its use. If you take antibiotics, anticoagulants or heart medications, consult their use with your doctor. Avoid its use if you suffer from hypertension.