You probably have baking soda in your pantry to use in homemade baked goods, and maybe a box in your refrigerator to absorb odors. It turns out that this $1 kitchen staple can also be used as a cheap DIY alternative to many expensive spa treatments.
Baking soda also makes a perfect stand-in for many personal care products, which are adding their own twist to the toxic tangle of pollutants and personal health (mainly in the form of synthetic fragrance (and it’s almost all synthetic), sodium laurel sulfate, and parabens).
Most over-the-counter antacids contain some form of bicarbonate. Baking soda works by immediately neutralizing stomach acid, helping to relieve heartburn, indigestion and even ulcer pain. I have personally recommended this to many, including family members, and have been surprised how remarkably effective it is.
Because baking soda soothes indigestion by neutralizing stomach acids, it’s rumored to help your body break down fat. In reality, it has no direct effect on body fat — and doesn’t negate the calories from fats you consume. You lose weight when you create an energy deficit or eat fewer calories than you burn.
Baking soda with lemon and pomelo juice
Nutritional Value Of Pomelo. Pomela fruit health benefits are because it is rich in Vitamin C like all citrus fruits and also in Vitamin B. It contains a high amount of beta-carotene and folic acid and is very beneficial for pregnant women. Pomelo also contains a good amount of potassium, which keeps our heart healthy.
- 1 tsp. of sodium bicarbonate
- 1 lemon or pomelo
- Half a glass of water
Dissolve the baking soda in the glass of water and add the lemon or pomelo juice. After this, stir the mixture well till all the ingredients are dissolved. Consume this beverage on an empty stomach 20 minutes before breakfast.
Baking soda with apple cider vinegar
It is claimed to lead to all sorts of benefits, some of which are supported by science. This includes weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and improved symptoms of diabetes. Here are 6 health benefits of apple cider vinegar, that are supported by scientific research.
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 glass of water
- ½ tsp. of baking soda
Mix all the ingredients in a glass like the previous beverage. Consume it on an empty stomach.
Baking soda with fruits
- 2 lemons
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate
Mix all of the ingredients together.