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7 Benefits of baking soda that you’ve probably never heard of
It turns out that baking soda is packed with powerful benefits to our health.
Andrew Rysta
12.16.20

Baking soda is more than just another ingredient on your shelf. It can be used for a wide variety of things in everyday life. You can use it to treat illness, increase productivity and much, much more! Let’s dive right into this! Here are seven ways that you can use baking soda in everyday life.

Treats Heartburn

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When someone feels heartburn, it’s from the stomach and can reach all the way up the throat. Normally it happens because of stress, overeating, or food that your body doesn’t want. The good news is that baking soda helps with this problem!

If you are suffering from acid reflux or heartburn, dissolve a spoonful of baking soda into a nice cool glass of water. Don’t drink it too quickly, but sip it until it’s all gone. The baking soda will neutralize the acid and you will be free from that terrible heartburn!

Improves Your Personal Oral Hygiene

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Mouthwash often burns, but baking soda doesn’t! You can mix it with water, and it won’t hurt at all. It also contains anti-bacterial properties and it can be used as a teeth whitener as well. Many studies point to its effects on canker sores as well.

Basically what we’re trying to say here is that baking soda does it all when it comes to oral hygiene, and you can’t really go wrong with it in this category.

Helps to Soothe Your Skin

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Mosquito bites? Poison Ivy? Baking soda can help moisturize your skin, and take the pain out of both of those ailments. Soak the area in water, and be sure to add baking soda to the concoction.

Some people have said that baking soda can also relieve pain associated with sunburn. Just whip up some of that mixture, and you’re all set!

Work and Exercise better

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If you really want to stay healthy you know that you need to eat right and work out consistently. Many people go a step further and use supplements for exercise. But you might not need to spend a ton of money on vitamins or workout protein.

Instead, you can take baking soda because it’s packed with sodium bicarbonate. This will help you work out for longer because it neutralizes the lactic acid in your body. Do you want to get the most out of your workouts? Use baking soda!

Helps Your Kidneys

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Chronic kidney disease affects many people in the United States and around the world. Studies show, that baking soda can help fight the disease and bring relief from the pain that it causes.

Relieves Arthritis Pain

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Baking soda might be effective for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Drinking water mixed with baking soda can reduce joint inflammation and greatly help you with movement if you are inflicted with the illness. This can be a game-changer if you have bad joints!

Aids in the Fight Against Cancer

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Some people believe that baking soda can fight against certain types of cancer. The benefit is coupled with the chemotherapy treatment that the patient is going through. It will allow chemo treatments to slow the growth of cancer cells more effectively. Basically, baking soda stimulates the working power of the chemo! Who would have guessed that right?

Hopefully, you can use at least one of these areas in your everyday life. Do you have any other uses for baking soda that weren’t mentioned here? Be sure to tell us in the comment section below!

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By Andrew Rysta
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Andrew Rysta is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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