Sodium bicarbonate, scientifically a form of mineral extremely widespread in nature and even more used for very varied purposes, is also called monosodium carbonate, and corresponds to a sodium salt of carbonic acid, although it is known simply as “sodium bicarbonate”.
Bicarbonate has always been purchased and used for food use, also by virtue of several benefits that are known even from very remote times.
The “mineral” active ingredient that makes up sodium bicarbonate is found quite frequently dissolved in surface and groundwater, while it is rarer in mineral form.
It is endowed with basic capacities if dissolved in water as it is only partially dissolved, and it is thanks to this capacity that bicarbonate has found widespread applications in the field of “cleaning” as well as in food use.
It is in fact used to eliminate odors, sanitize fruits and vegetables, stain clothes and surfaces and in combination with other substances has been one of the few really effective cleaning elements.
In the food field, the ability to stimulate digestion is known in particular in the presence of occlusions as it is capable of lowering the Ph of the stomach.
But the Baking Soda Benefits are Still Many, Including:
It allows to dilate the arteries, useful function in particular to reduce the effects of diseases such as heartburn, gastritis, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes.
Among the “digestive” abilities are found to reduce the action of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, eliminating the problem of heartburn and effervescence reduces the discomfort of the “blockage” of the stomach, helping to cause belching, which help reduce the sense of bloating.
In combination with lemon juice the effects are enhanced and also contribute to reducing the effect of the emitted gas.
It is important, however, not to exceed the quantities (the limit is an average spoon when the need arises), remembering that too frequent consumption can favor the appearance of kidney stones