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15 Wonders Drinking Baking Soda and Water Can Do for You

Some of the simplest remedies for preventing or correcting health conditions are found among the common items found in your pantry. Besides the hundreds of uses for baking soda in your home, drinking baking soda and water can do a lot to improve your wellness. We’ll point out 15 of those wonders for improving wellness in this article.

Do not consider these remedies as being all inclusive cures, chronic issues may be pointing to more serious health conditions and require consultation with a health care professional for proper treatment.

15 Wonders of Drinking Baking Soda and Water Can Do for You

1. Indigestion Relief

The anti-acid tablets which you consume are really not much different, other than in cost, than drinking baking soda and water. Bicarbonate of soda, which is the formal name of baking soda is the active ingredient in those tablets and serves the purpose of raising the pH level in your stomach to get rid of heartburn and indigestion.

What to do:

  • Dissolve ½ tsp of baking soda in 12 to 16 oz. of water.
  • Drink an hour after eating a meal that causes heartburn or indigestion.

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2. Cancer Prevention

A surprising advantage to be gained from drinking baking soda and water comes in the form of cancer prevention. Because cancerous tumors thrive in an acidic environment, changing the pH of your body to a more alkaline state prevents their growth without harming other tissues in your body.

What to do:

  • Mix the juice of ½ lemon with 1 tsp of baking soda in a 12 oz. glass of warm water.
  • Drink this mixture daily to keep your body alkaline.

3. Reducing Ulcer Pain

Neutralizing stomach acid by drinking baking soda and water is one of the best methods for reducing ulcer pain. Regular consumption of baking soda can also prevent the development of ulcers.

What to do:

  • Mix 1 to 2 tsp of baking soda in a 12 oz. glass of water.
  • Drink this mixture only to relieve ulcer pain.
  • This is too much soda for a regular routine.

4. Enhanced Exercise

During a vigorous workout, your muscles build up lactic acid, which contributes to muscle fatigue and reduces your performance. By drinking baking soda and water during your workout, you can hold off lactic acid buildup and maintain the intensity of your workout for an extended period.

What to do:

  • Dissolve ½ tsp of sea salt and ¼ tsp of baking soda in 7 cups of coconut water.
  • Add in ½ cup of lemon juice and ¼ cup of raw honey.
  • Use this as a sports drink while you work out.

5. Improved Kidney Function

An additional advantage to drinking baking soda and water comes in the form of improved kidney function. Low-functioning kidneys have a difficult time removing acid from your body, which often leads to kidney failure or the development of kidney stones. Baking soda can give your kidneys a boost when it comes to neutralizing acid.

What to do:

  • Dissolve ½ tsp of baking soda in a 12 oz. glass of warm water.
  • Consume this daily when you get up in the morning.

6. Electrolyte Replacement

Profuse sweating from a workout or sporting event reduces electrolytes in your body. In addition, a bout with diarrhea also depletes electrolytes. By drinking baking soda and water, you can help to restore those lost electrolytes and bring your body back to proper levels of hydration quickly.

What to do:

  • Dissolve ½ tsp of baking soda in a 12 oz. glass of water.
  • Drink this to restore lost electrolytes from sweating or diarrhea.

7. Gout Prevention

The buildup of uric acid in urine, blood and tissues eventually spreads to and settles in the joint of the big toe where it causes the world’s most painful condition known as gout. This buildup of uric acid can be reduced or eliminated by drinking baking soda and water.

What to do:

  • Mix ½ tsp of baking soda in 12 oz. of water.
  • Drink these 4 times a day during a gout attack.
  • Make certain that one of those 4 times is right before going to bed.

8. Relief from Urinary Tract Infections

The buildup of acid in the urine also contributes to urinary tract infections (UTIs). You can reduce the buildup of acid in your urinary tract and bring relief to UTIs by drinking baking soda and water as well as cranberry juice.

What to do:

  • Dissolve 1 tsp of baking soda in 12 to 16 oz. of water.
  • Drink this mixture 2 to 3 times a day until the UTI is gone.

9. Reduce Severity of Colds and Flu

A surprising benefit of drinking baking soda and water comes when it is utilized to help reduce the severity of colds and flu. Some experts claim that this remedy can eliminate symptoms within 36 hours, which is fast when you consider how long your last cold or flu dragged on.

What to do:

  • Mix ½ tsp of baking soda in a 12 oz. glass of water. Drink this mixture on the following schedule.
  • 1st day – drink 6 times in two-hour intervals.
  • 2nd day – consume 4 doses in three-hour intervals.
  • 3rd day – drink one does in the morning and another in the evening.
  • If you still need relief from symptoms continue drinking 1 dose every morning until all symptoms are gone.

10. Metabolic Booster

Weight loss by drinking baking soda and water seems a little bit beyond belief, but a study at Penn State shows that combining baking soda with green tea can cause a significant boost in metabolism. Their study indicated that besides the catechins, theanine and caffeine in green tea, the combination of a more alkaline environment of 7.2 pH helped to boost the metabolic effects of the green tea and burned more fat, up to 36% of abdominal mass and 27% of total body mass.

What to do:

  • Dissolve ¼ tsp of baking soda in 8 oz. cup of green tea.
  • Drink this remedy daily.

11. Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV), which causes feminine odor, can also be eliminated by drinking baking soda and water. The cause of BV is due to a pH imbalance in which your system has a high acid content, increasing your body’s pH level using baking soda can help discourage bacterial growth and rid you of this embarrassing and uncomfortable condition.

What to do:

  • Mix ½ tsp of baking soda until dissolved in 12 oz. of water.
  • Drink this mixture daily to prevent BV.

12. Reducing Inflammation

Besides contributing to gout, acid buildup in your body also increases your body’s inflammatory response, which causes discomfort, especially for those suffering from fibromyalgia, inflammatory illnesses of injuries. You can reduce your body’s inflammatory response by drinking baking soda and water daily.

What to do:

  • Drink ½ tsp of baking soda in 12 oz. glass of water daily.
  • For inflammatory flare-ups, you can consume 1 tsp in a 12 oz. glass at 3 to 4 hour intervals throughout the day.

13. Helps Control Cholesterol

If you have issues with cholesterol, especially high LDL levels, then drinking baking soda and water can help to reduce LDL, bad cholesterol, levels. Increased pH in your body helps to metabolize the lipids that cause high cholesterol issues. The unfortunate case for this remedy is that many who have high LDL also suffer from high blood pressure. If you have both high blood pressure along with high cholesterol, then you are not advised to use this remedy.

What to do:

  • Dissolve ½ tsp of baking soda in a glass of warm water.
  • Consume this mixture daily to control cholesterol levels.

14. Alkalinity

Our modern diets tend to lean toward the acidic levels on the pH scale. High acidity contributes to a wide variety of health conditions because it interferes with many cellular biochemical processes in your body. You can help to alkalize your system to correct and/or prevent these issues by drinking baking soda and water.

What to do:

  • Dissolve ¼ to ½ tsp of baking soda in 12 oz. of water.
  • Consume this daily.
  • Exceeding this dose for an extended period can cause your body to become too alkaline, which causes its own set of issues.

15. Arthritis Relief

Since having a system that is too acidic contributes to joint and inflammatory issues, then it stands to reason that drinking baking soda and water can provide relief for arthritis as well.

What to do:

  • Mix ½ tsp of baking soda in 12 oz. of water.
  • Consume daily.
  • For arthritis flare-ups, you can double the amount of baking soda to 1 tsp in 12 oz. of water and consume every 3 to 4 hours for a few days, but not on a regular basis.

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Conclusion

The key factor in the reason that drinking baking soda and water is effective at reducing, preventing or eliminating poor health conditions revolves around the pH level of your body’s systems. Because baking soda raises your pH level, you can utilize this remedy to contribute to better health and wellness. Please feel free to add your own remedies and success stories from drinking baking soda and water as well as your questions below.

Images from depositphotos.com and pixabay.com.

Kara Richards

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