Baking soda is not just for baking, nor is it just for cleaning your kitchen counter. You can actually look and feel younger by drinking baking soda.
And I know what you are thinking. "DRINK BAKING SODA? YUCKIE!! "
Well, I am not going to deny it, because drinking baking soda is kinda gross tasting. HOWEVER - drinking baking soda is a miracle for your body.
WHY? pH levels. pH levels vary in your body. The more acidic food you eat or drink, the more you promote an acidic body.
The more acidic your body, the harder it has to work, the more your body breaks down and ultimately everything shows up in your skin and on your face. I guess this is what we call aging, right?
And when your body breaks down - well, it leaves it open to disease. And disease, especially the big C, loves and thrives in an acid environment.
Baking soda is alkaline which positively impacts your body. It counters the acidic conditions in your body.
How do you DRINK baking soda?
Take one tablespoon of aluminum free baking soda. (My favorite is Bob’s Red Mill available on Amazon or at www.bobsredmill.com)
Pour in 8-10 oz of spring water or filtered water. Many drink with the fizz, I prefer to drink once the fizz has settled. Up to you. Just drink it.
You might want to add some lemon to the drink to give it an additional anti-oxidant boost and a lemony flavor.
Now, let’s pull back the curtain on some of the additional health benefits of DRINKING baking soda.
ANTACID: Helps minimize HEARTBURN
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) neutralizes acid in the stomach. You know that painful burn in your chest when you have hyper-acidity? Yes, heartburn? It is caused when stomach acid overflows from the stomach to your esophagus, sometimes reaching the back of your throat.
Have a drink of water with a mix of baking soda will neutralize the stomach’s hydrochloric acid thus eliminating heartburn.
And since the fizziness of the combination of water and baking soda boosts burping, it certainly helps with bloating and gas. Savvy eh?
ANTISEPTIC: Kills germs on your toothbrush!
You’ve already learned that baking soda is used as a cleaning agent, right? Well, it’s for this very reason. Baking soda’s antiseptic properties kills certain molds, fungi, and parasites.
One tip is to use it to brush your teeth with. No, I’m not joking! Get some on your toothbrush and use it like you would your toothpaste and it will disinfect your teeth. You can also use it to gargle and may relieve sore throat or stubborn cough.
ALKALINITY: Cancer and other disease can’t live in an alkaline environment
It is important to maintain your body’s pH levels. Although it is needed for effective digestion, the body’s acidity level should be down to a minimal. High alkaline level in the body is healthier because a lot of diseases can’t thrive in the body with high alkaline levels. Baking soda with its great health benefits is a very low cost and effective regimen to a healthier change.
And here a couple specific health problems that baking soda can help you with…
Since kidneys are quite at risk to acidic urine, they are more prone to formation of kidney stones. This is because the ionic balance is disrupted causing unhealthy kidney conditions. The treatment of backing soda can help reverse the ionic imbalance in the kidney and therefore discourage kidney stone formation. Experts recommend baking soda treatment to fight uric acid formation.
Urinary Tract Infections
Acid reduction in urine can lead to a healthy urinary tract.
The less acidic your urine is, the less risk the infection can thrive in it. Baking soda in water helps in keeping acidity levels in the body down to a minimum so infection rates are lower or reversed. Experts recommend drinking cranberry juice as well as baking soda water for more relief.
There are a few more health issues that drinking baking soda can help you with. You can read about it here.
For now, try the baking soda regimen for a healthier body. We all look and feel younger when our body is at its best condition. Remember there is no separation between health and beauty. A healthy body means a beautiful you.
Till next time,
Growing Younger Every Day