Have you ever wondered, how useful that little pack of baking soda in your kitchen really is? Baking soda is not just useful for leavening but is a very good cleanser. Baking soda in water is used as an antacid. There are several uses which make your work easier. Cleaning, deodorizing, cleaner and softer laundry are among the huge list of applications of baking soda. Baking soda is not at all expensive and is availably naturally. Using it is safe for our environment.
Baking soda added in water makes for a healthy drink if used in right quantity. You can even make a healthy sports drink using baking soda. All you need is a quart of water, a teaspoon baking soda, a tablespoon salt, five teaspoons sugar and one pack of any children’s drink. Mix it and refrigerate to get a healthy drink to quench your thirst.
Baking soda can also be used as a part of your gout diet. For those suffering from gout, it is known to alleviate your gout to a large extent. It can easily be made a part of the gout diet. You need only a half teaspoon of baking soda in six fluid ounces of water. Take it four times a day. One dose preferably before bedtime as our body is found to be more acidic at night time. It works by making uric acid more soluble thus making it’s removal more easy. It may even help in dissolving the MSU gout due to its alkalizing effect. You should keep in mind though, that useful to many as it may be, it is advisable to “try” the cure only with your doctor’s approval.
Baking soda in water may also be used to cure heartburns occasionally. Just a small teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water can do the trick. Only ensure that you do not make it a regular cure as it is pretty high in sodium content, which may not be healthy for your body in the long run.
A thick paste of baking soda in water provides immense relief for bug bites. Simply spread the paste over the itchy areas and in a few minutes you would be able to feel great relief from the itchiness.
You can safely use right amount of baking soda while cooking. Dried beans can be made more digestible if you add baking soda in water when you soak them. Vegetables and fruits can be cleaned with baking soda added to water. It is safe for cleaning baby bottles as well.
Baking soda added to water has cleansing property. It can remove the stale smells of closed containers. It can also clean your silverware and remove dried or burnt food from the bottom of cooking utensils easily.
Baking soda in bathing water also proves to be soothing. Your skin will feel a lot softer if you add soda to water. You may also put a little amount of it in your baby’s bath. It relieves the little angels of diaper rash irritation.
Also after a day out under the hot sun just need to add two cups of baking soda to your warm bath water which will cool your body down.
Baking soda is non toxic mostly made from sodium bicarbonate or soda ash. It is safe for medicinal and cleansing purposes.