Bicarbonate of soda is found in most homes. But it is very likely that most people do not fully utilize the potential of baking soda for their health and well-being. Indeed, what is great with baking soda is that it can be used in different ways. So what are the benefits of baking soda for your body and your health?
Benefits of baking soda
The first use of baking soda for medicinal purposes was carried out in 1924 by Arm & Hammer to treat and prevent colds and flu. It was found that people who consumed baking soda in the water prevented the flu and colds and that those who had already caught the flu or cold could see that their symptoms began to dissipate.
Baking soda is also used for heartburn, instead of taking an antacid medication, baking soda can neutralize the acidity of the stomach.
Baking soda is a little more alkaline than human blood and helps to provide oxygen to the body’s cells, while raising the pH level if it is too low. This means that any disease, such as cancer, that can be caused by an acidic environment can be prevented by baking soda.
Baking soda and Himalayan pink salt
Baking soda is much more effective when mixed with a second ingredient, which is the pink salt of the Himalayas. You may already have heard of this salt, it is very rich in 84 minerals and electrolytes that improve the health of cells, the nervous system and the whole body. The rich mineral content of pink Himalayan salt can also help balance your body’s pH levels.
According to The Lung Institute, Himalayan salt is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, eliminates pathogens in the air such as pollen and lowers the hypersensitivity rate of the immune system.
According to natural health practitioners like Dr. Mark Sircus, an acupuncturist and a doctor of Oriental and medicine and pastoral care, a dose of Himalayan salt every day can really help the digestive system in a major way. The daily use of this salt stimulates the digestive organs, balances the stomach acid, promotes the production of digestive fluids in the liver and pancreas, regulates the metabolism and harmonizes the acid-base balance.
By mixing baking soda with Himalayan pink salt, you create a water rich in minerals that alkalizes and hydrates your body while balancing the pH of blood that balances the pH of other organs.
The pH of the baking soda in the water is 8.2, slightly alkaline, the pH of the pink salt of the Himalayas in the water is just around 6.50 and if you put the two together, you get some incredible effects.
Recipe of Baking Soda + Himalayan Salt
-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt of the Himalayas
-Half a glass of water
Just add baking soda and Himalayan salt to half a glass of water, stir and drink! You can drink this once in the morning and once at night.
This drink recipe can be used for heartburn, to balance the pH of blood and body, to oxygenate the body and boost the immune system to fight colds and flu. By drinking this drink, you are helping your kidneys to be healthier. In fact, according to a study that included 134 adults with chronic kidney failure, it was found that those who took baking soda supplements were 36% less likely to develop kidney failure quickly than those who did not take it.
Caution : The baking soda water is alkaline and this water goes directly into your gut which is supposed to be an acidic environment in order to digest hard foods. If you consume a lot of this alkaline liquid, the environment of your intestines will no longer be acidic to properly digest food, which can be a problem because you can weaken your digestive system in general.