Also, the baking soda has been used to soften the vegetable and to tenderize the meat.
Like a household chemical, the baking soda is used like a cleaning agent. It is included in many of the toothpastes for the same reasons where it serves like an acid-neutralizer, antiseptic, plaque-removing agent and whitening agent, and also like a cleaning agent.
Other personal hygiene products in which we can find the baking soda include shampoos and deodorants.
The Baking Soda and pH Medicine
The pH of the body fluids and tissues is important and central, and that is because it mirrors and affects the state of our inner cleanliness or our health. The closer the pH is to 7.35 to 7.45, the higher the level of health and wellbeing. Staying within this healthy range can increase the ability to resist some acute illnesses like flues and colds and also the onset of cancer and many other diseases. Keeping the pH within a healthy range also involves necessary dietary and lifestyle changes that will protect us, while the use of bicarbonate gives us a jump-start toward the increased alkalinity.
The pH scale is like a thermometer showing decreases and increases in the alkaline and acid content of fluids. The deviation below or above a 7.35 to 7.45 pH range in the controlled blood can give a sign to potentially dangerous or serious states or symptoms of disease. When the body can no longer eliminate and neutralize effectively the acids, it relocates them within extra-cellular fluids of the body and connective tissue cells directly compromising the cellular integrity. Contrary, when the body becomes too alkaline from too much bicarbonate, the metabolic alkalosis happens, which if it is not corrected quickly, can lead to severe consequences.
Jon Barron shows us a manner of looking at pH, which opens up one of the most important benefits of alkaline water:
Hydrogen ions bind the oxygen. This suggests that the more acid the liquid is, the less available the oxygen in it. Every cell in the body needs oxygen for live and also to maintain the optimum health. Combine that with all the knowledge about the hydrogen ions and we can spot that the more acid the blood, the less oxygen for the cells. You need to understand that it is the same mechanism like when the acid rain destroys a lake. The fish suffocate to death, and that is because the acid in the water of the lake “binds up” all the oxygen. Contrary, if you raise the pH levels of the lake or make it more alkaline, the oxygen is available and then the lake comes back to life.
It is useful to note that the cancer is related to an acid environment – the higher the pH, the harder it is for the cancer to thrive.
To understand this is very important for 2 reasons:
- It reveals one of the basic benefits of alkaline water – more oxygen in the system
- It explains why the alkaline water can fight cancer
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