Baking soda is a common kitchen ingredient we all use around the house for everything from baking to cleaning but for as much as we believe we know about this miraculous ingredient there are still many things about baking soda we don’t know.
Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a chemical salt which can react as both a base and an acid, but as an aqueous solution is more on the alkaline side.
Baking soda helps in regulating the pH value in a process called buffering. It prevent substances from becoming too alkaline or too acidic and its amazing ability to neutralize the pH value of every substance it comes into contact is what makes it so effective for a variety of things.
You’ve probably read by now about the many amazing uses of baking soda like:
- Cleaning drains
- Cleaning coffee machines
- Polishing silver
- Whitening your teeth
- Neutralizing body odor
- Cleaning combs and brushes
- Neutralizing bad smells in the fridge
- Putting out grease fire
- Easing swelling and itching
- Breaking down driveway ice
- Cleaning your kitchen countertops
But were you aware that consuming baking soda is extremely health beneficial? Yes, this simple kitchen ingredient can help you improve your overall health and relieve a number of health conditions. And if you combine it with some other equally health beneficial ingredients you get a powerful elixir of health.
We only want to mention that it’s best to use aluminum-free baking soda for consumption.
Green tea + baking soda = powerful metabolism booster
According to the latest study by Agricultural Sciences Penn State College regular consumption of green tea can improve the effect of exercise and help you slim down faster. They conducted the study on mice who were on a high-fat diet, exercised on a regular basis and were given green tea extract. The result of the study showed that the mice had an average reduction in body mass by 27% and a reduction in abdominal mass by 36,6%.
Green tea contains three compounds that aid weight loss: caffeine, catechins and theanines. All three of these substances combined block the enzymes in charge of fat storage in your body, thus helping you burn more fat and promoting weight loss.
If you combine baking soda with the metabolism boosting powers of green tea you stimulate the fat burning process and create and optimal environment of pH 7,2 in your body, which is necessary for optimal balance. If your pH value is not optimal and tips towards the acidic, the excess acids get stored in the fat cells which prevents you from burning fat as it would release the acid stored in your fat cells. This will, in turn cause an imbalance in your blood pH values and make you feel chronically tired and sick.
TO boost your metabolism and burn fat you need to start consuming green tea and baking soda on a regular basis. Brew an 8 ounce green tea (organic) and add ¼ tsp. of baking soda and consume this powerful mixture every day for optimal health.
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