4. Baking Soda
Baking soda is a chemical compound that also goes by the names sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate, and it’s commonly used in baking, cooking, cleaning and even personal hygiene products. Baking soda consists of one ingredient: sodium bicarbonate. This is a naturally occurring compound that exists in living things, and it can be used to heal a number of conditions.
Baking soda helps regulate pH levels, and when it comes into contact with something that is acidic or alkaline, it naturally neutralizes that substance. Baking soda can be used to treat bad breath, clean appliances, exfoliate the face and body, treat insect bites, soothe sore feet, freshen sponges, clean the microwave, polish silverware and much, much more.
Baking soda is effective in reducing levels of uric acid due to its ability to balance pH levels in the body. The scale of pH levels ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 thought of as ‘neutral’, and when our bodies grow to be too acidic, it can begin to cause negative effects like weakness, illness, heartburn, chest pains and inflammation. Baking soda can help counteract this acidity, flushing the uric acid out and returning the body back to an ideal state.
Simply mix half a teaspoon of baking soda in with a glass of water and drink it all in one go. Drink up to four glasses each day, for no longer than two weeks. It’s important to note that baking soda can raise the blood pressure, so don’t use this remedy if you suffer from high blood pressure.