A while ago when we made the recipe for the ecological deodorant bar, when making the list of ingredients I put a small note next to the baking that said: "It is the most, it should be in every kitchen."
Following this annotation I had several questions about the uses of bicarbonate, so here is the answer. Before we see what is sodium bicarbonate.
What is baking soda and what is it for? What is its formula?
The bicarbonate is obtained both naturally and industrially, and is obtained from a mineral called natron. Hence its formula that is NaHCO3.
Other common names are sodium acid carbonate, baking soda, vichy salt or simply bicarbonate.
Baking soda is a cheap product that allows you to perform many tasks, saving money and avoiding pollutants in the home that then go to the environment and our body.
Sodium bicarbonate and its uses
Here are some of the uses of baking soda. You will see that some are better known than others, and that it is useful for a lot of things.
Cleans ovens with baking
Get rid of the grease accumulated in the oven without rubbing and avoiding products that contaminate and also impregnate your meals with your smell.
Just pour some baking soda in the oven, sprinkle it with water so that it moistens well and let it act a couple of hours. Then rinse with vinegar to prevent a white film from forming.
The smells seem to cling to the carpets and most of the products do not eliminate them, but they try to cover them and so their perfume adds to the smell of cat vomit or tobacco.
In contrast, sodium bicarbonate does eliminate odors. To do this, sprinkle abundantly and leave overnight. In the morning, first sweep and then vacuum to remove all that remains.
Clean fruits and vegetables
The bicarbonate allows you to clean fruit, vegetables and vegetables better than some products created specifically for it and also eliminates pesticides, one of the most serious problems of food.
Pour a few tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl of cold water and put the fruits and vegetables there for five or ten minutes. You may need a brush to rub the potatoes or celery, and get a deeper cleaning.
Sodium bicarbonate will help eliminate dirt stuck in dishes and saucepans. To do this, first dip them in soapy water and then sprinkle them on the most difficult areas. You can also use it in the dishwasher to clean it better and in turn eliminate odors.
Deodorant for footwear
Pour a few tablespoons of baking soda on a paper filter for coffee or a tissue, seal it with a rubber and put it in the shoe or shoe with ease because it does not damage even the most delicate materials, such as suede.
Eliminates the musty smell of books
Mold can thrive on old books, photos and some other things, causing a characteristic odor and many allergic reactions.
To remove it, put the books in an airtight container along with a container with plenty of baking soda. Alternatively, you can pour baking directly on the books and then remove it with a brush.
Remove stains with baking soda
The bicarbonate serves to remove grease, oil and wine stains. To do this, sprinkle it on the stain, leave it for a while and, if necessary, rub with a paste of baking soda and water. Very useful especially in carpets, sofas, armchairs and armchairs.
A damp cloth with a little bicarbonate makes the chrome and stainless steel shine. And with a little lemon, also with bronze.
To leave the silver impeccable, if it is small pieces, such as rings or earrings, it is enough to cover them with baking soda or shake them in a container with it. Put the larger pieces of silver on aluminum foil in the bottom of a saucepan and add a liter of boiling water in which you have poured a quarter cup of baking soda and three teaspoons of salt. Cover the pan and let it act a few seconds.
Cleaning of plastic or resin furniture
Even products created specifically to clean plastic or resin patio or garden furniture can scratch. Better to clean them with a damp sponge with baking soda that will dissolve the dirt without scratching them.
Eliminates odors from the cat box
Add baking soda in the box where the cat needs it and you will eliminate its odors.
Is taking baking soda bad?
Some people believe that taking baking soda is bad. But the truth is that it is not like that. It can be used and actually done, for some things like preventing kidney stones, to improve the proportions of uric acid in the blood and to counteract heartburn. Of course, it is important to avoid it in cases of gastric problems, since certain levels of acidity are good for the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
In any case, consult your doctor before taking it.
Sodium bicarbonate for weight loss
Baking soda can help you lose weight. Its use to lose weight is quite widespread and does not represent great problems in healthy people.
How does baking soda work in the body?
Baking soda has some properties that make it a good ally for the internal improvement of health. For example, it helps to level the pH by its antacid components. In addition, they help improve cellular oxygenation and above all, speed up metabolism.
What does this mean? Well, the body burns more fat than usual when it comes to exercise, or just run and walk. Therefore we would burn more fat than on a normal occasion. Therefore, the consumption of a small spoonful of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in a glass of water in the morning, fasting, will help you lose weight.
It is important that you are fasting and before (at least 10 minutes) of breakfast.
You should also know that if you continue to maintain a diet with many refined, saturated fat and industrial sugar, it will not do you any good.
As we always say, there is no magic pill to lose weight or anything else related to health. All tips to lose weight should remember that they are simply advice, and that to take effect must be accompanied by a healthy diet, physical exercise and a mental state to avoid stress and anxiety.
There are many other uses of sodium bicarbonate that escape this analysis, such as in cosmetics, in masks. Even as a cleaner it has many more uses.
In short, sodium bicarbonate is like a Swiss knife but powder.
Sodium bicarbonate: side effects and contraindications
Among the side effects of excess sodium bicarbonate consumption may be headache, nausea and stomach pains, a lot of urination and loss of appetite. consult a doctor before using baking soda for oral consumption.