Every Woman Should Know These 11 Tricks With Baking Soda
When it comes to looks and health, women do pay a lot of attention and self-care when it comes to using products meant for their hair, skin, teeth and so on. Some of the products are actually filled with harmful ingredients and also damages the parts that were meant to be used for.
We all do know the wonders of the baking soda, as it’s one of the best ingredients that we can use for cooking, and also has other hidden benefits like teeth whitening, you can make mixtures for cleaning etc. Baking soda is used for many things so these are some 11 “hacks” that we gathered when it comes to the benefits of baking soda:
1. Treat Kidney Disease
According to Dr. Julian Whitaker, bicarbonate is an alkaline substance that is produced by the body which boosts up acids and keeps our pH levels balanced. People that suffer from kidney disease have difficulties to manage the acids in their body, but a recent British study research showed that baking soda helped reducing the rate of kidney decline by 2/3.
2. Cure Occasional Heartburn And Indigestion
Popular and over the counter medications such as Alka-Seltzer, Tums, and Rolaids contain some form of bicarbonate, so Dr. Whitaker states if those medication are successful in relieving heartburn and indigestion, why shouldn’t be baking soda just as well? Natural baking soda can work better than the medicine.
3. Oral Hygiene
Dr. Whitaker suggests that we shouldn’t use baking soda dipped in the toothbrush to give ourselves whiter teeth, it can weaken out teeth in the process of using it because it’s strong, so it’s the best for us to use toothpaste that contains amounts of baking soda instead of washing our teeth daily with natural baking soda. Those toothpastes with soda won’t hurt your enamel and will whiten your smile.
We’ve already mentioned what baking soda can do for our teeth but we didn’t mention mouthwash. Baking soda after mouthwash can get to the places of the mouth that your toothbrush can’t, like inner parts of the gums, corners of the teeth, tongue taste buds and small places that can be missed. Try mixing ½ teaspoon soda with warm water and do a mouthwash and spit.
5. Soothes Canker Sores
Baking soda helps for people that are suffering from chronic ulceration. Therapy using a baking soda will help to improve the condition.
6. Whitens Teeth
Baking soda has abrasive properties and this is why people use it to treat yellow teeth. It breaks the molecules that stain the teeth and will give you white teeth in certain amount of time. But also it eats up the enamel of the teeth so it will surely weaken them, so don’t abuse it for a nicer smile.
John Henderson Lamb, M.D., from the School of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma states that baking soda is a natural deodorant because of its abilities to neutralize the acids and reduces the smell.
8. Could Improve Exercise Performance
Muscles produce lactic acid and that’s why you feel yourself burning after an exercise. The lactic acids lower the pH in your cells and that’s why your muscles feel tired. According to a study that was published in Biomed Central it concluded that the participants that used bicarbonate sodium before exercising elevated their blood lactate levels and lowered the rating of perceived exertion. Or much simpler, participants were able to exercise longer than they usually did.
9. Treats Itchiness And Sunburns
According to WebMD, baking soda helps with treating skin itchiness and sunburns because of its healing properties. There are many products that you can buy that contain soda in them but you can make your own pastes with soda by yourself too, and much cheaper.
10. Whitens Your Laundry
Baking soda is an alkaline when it’s dissolved in water, and it has the ability to interact with stains and it’s abrasive to them and dissolves them too. So as much it helps whiten up your teeth, it will also help whiten up your laundry.
11. Removes Carpet Stains
An article that was published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, if you combine baking soda and vinegar you get the perfect mixture to remove tough stains that you wouldn’t imagine that you will rub them off, the mixture itself becomes a compound called carbon acid, and this mixture is found in cleaning products. It’s perfect to fix the stains in your carpet.