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7 health uses of baking soda

                                                                         
Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. While most women use it to bake, there are so many health benefits of baking soda that are yet to be exploited. Baking soda is usually white,is in powdered form and it taste like salt. Below are some of the health benefits of baking soda:

1 Deodorant

Baking soda can be used as a deodorant. Mix some baking soda until it is in the form of paste and smear it under your armpit. Allow it there for a few minutes and rinse it off with clean water.

2 Facial beauty
Baking soda can be used to exfoliate dead cells on the surface of the skin on our face.  Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with 3 teaspoons of water and apply it on your face in a circular motion. Rinse it off with clean water and allow your face to air dry.

3 Skin relief from sun burn and itches
Applying baking soda paste on the area of skin affected by sunburn can provide relief. Baking soda can also relief our skin from itches.

4 Baking soda can brighten your teeth, remove mouth odour and plaques
Apply baking soda paste on your teeth  and rinse off the paste after some minutes to brighten your teeth. Do this about once every week. Baking soda also helps in eliminating mouth odour. It can remove plaques from the teeth. Do not use baking soda often because it can wear off the enamel of the teeth.

5 Baking soda can relieve heartburn and indigestion
Baking soda is cost effective when it comes to relieving heartburn and indigestion. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water when you feel you have indigestion and drink it to get relieved. 

6 Cancer
Studies conducted on animals showed that baking powder could shrink some acidic tumours. This is because cancer cells can’t survive in an acidic environment and baking soda is able to increase the pH of acidic tumours without disturbing the pH of our body. Some health coaches have incorporated sodium bicarbonate therapy when planning diet for cancer patients but more research is still needed to establish this. 

7 Relieve from insect bites
Apply baking soda paste on the insect bite or sting and allow it for a few minutes before rinsing it with clean water. This should provide some relieve. 

Side effects of baking soda
too much baking soda can upset the stomach and instead cause nausea or diarrhea

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