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All About Baking Soda: Health Benefits & Uses


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Benefits Of Baking Soda

If you have this magic product stored in your fridge you are sorted. It can zap out the bad smell, clean a lot of things and also play a vital role in natural remedies. Baking soda indeed does miracles to improve our daily lives. 

1. Baking soda for heartburn

Heartburn is popularly known as acid reflux. It is basically the burning sensation in our chests that we experience sometimes after eating. This usually happens when acid backs up into the food pipe. This can be confirmed when we have a certain kind of sour taste in our mouths.

So how does baking soda help in all of this? Well, baking soda has an alkaline pH, and it is a common remedy for the relief of heartburn and acid reflux. It neutralizes the excess stomach acid that causes symptoms.

The Canadian Society of Intestinal Research states that baking soda is a temporary solution to acid reflux. They advise people that sodium bicarbonate is available from a pharmacy in the form of tablets and effervescent powder.

Doctors only recommend using baking soda temporarily, when symptoms first appear. This is because other problems may develop if the body becomes too alkaline. Baking soda is also a salt, and too much salt can lead to further problems.

How to Use Baking Soda for Heartburn?

Baking Soda Recipe For Heartburn

Well, the process is very simple. We all are very clear by now that one of the best natural remedies for heartburn is baking soda. But do you know how to use it? Baking soda for heartburn recipe is very simple and effective. Just follow these steps.

  • You will need a half tablespoon of baking soda.
  • Dissolve it in a cup of lukewarm water and stir well.
  • Sip this solution very slowly and let it go down your throat smoothly.
  • Swallowing it all at once might choke you a little and you will feel very uneasy.
  • Take this solution twice a day for good results.

This solution might not work for a long period of time but it can act as an immediate remedy.  It gradually helps you at least for a temporary cause before you go for the bigger permanent solution to this issue.

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