Baking soda - this is another name for sodium bicarbonate. Formula
baking soda - NaHCO
The substance is a white crystalline powder with a salty taste broad scope.
The reaction with the acid of formula baking soda decomposes into sodium carbonate (salt), water, and carbon dioxide.
The use of baking soda
The use of baking soda is expedient to:
- Food retail industry - confectionery, bakery, beverage preparation;
- Chemical industry - for the production of foams, dyes, household chemicals, fluorine chemicals;
- Light industry - production of artificial leather, sole rubber, textiles.
- Medicine - as a means for reducing gastric acidity and neutralization of acid burns of the skin.
Furthermore, sodium included in the powder used in the field of fire extinguishing - its action is based on pushing off from the place of ignition of oxygen via carbon dioxide.
Soda in the food industry
The main application of baking soda, of course, cooking. Familiar from childhood powder is used as an additional or main baking powder baking. A small amount of baking soda (on the tip of a spoon), added to the dough, make the pastry softer, fluffy and digestible. In order for the product is not purchased for the characteristic taste of soda soap, observe the correct proportions. When you add baking soda in water or fresh milk (not acidic environment) products are taken to extinguish vinegar - so test disappears bad taste of sodium carbonate. When mixing soda with sour cream, kefir or yogurt baking soda to extinguish unnecessary.
Baking soda in medicine
The use of baking soda in cooking is not limited to: widespread use of sodium bicarbonate in the traditional and alternative medicine. Treatment of baking soda is an effective agent for its ability to destroy bacteria and neutralize acids.
In order to get rid of painful heartburn or belching enough stir in 1 cup of water a teaspoon of baking soda and drink in one gulp.
Baking soda is used for colds and sore throat by rinsing with a solution of soda at the rate of 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate in a glass of warm water.
Soda is irreplaceable in the treatment of burns. If there was a burn, you need to mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with vegetable oil, applied on a cotton swab and apply to the sore spot. After a while, the pain will go away and the wound will be tightened quickly.
Treatment of baking soda boils, calluses and corns by using lotions strong soda solution or soda hot baths for feet.
For the purpose of smoking cessation practice mouthwash dense soda solution in small doses - not to disturb the digestion process.
With soda is also carried out:
- Treatment for alcohol and tobacco;
- The dissolution of deposits in the spine, joints, kidney stones and liver, treatment of sciatica, rheumatism, osteoarthritis, gout, kidney stones and gallstones;
- Cleansing the body of salts of cadmium, lead, thallium, mercury, bismuth, barium and other heavy metals.
Baking soda in cosmetology
Hard water, paints and sprays often make our hair weak and split. One tablespoon of baking soda added to the means of care (shampoo and conditioner) will strengthen the hair, making them soft and shiny.
Use baking soda and scrub as softening the skin. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with a moisturizer for the body. Rinse skin with water and a sponge spread the mixture all over the body, paying attention to the "problem" areas: elbows, knees and bikini area. This procedure will soften, cleanse the skin and relieve inflammation derived from razors.
Baking soda - a great tool for restoring PH-balance of the skin and get rid of acne. Dip a cotton swab in the solution of soda and means for cleansing the face and start gently massaging the skin with circular motions, avoiding the eye area. This procedure will remove the dead skin particles of skin and clean the pores of the face. Regular carrying out the procedure will help get rid of acne completely.
Baking soda for weight loss
baking soda, preventing the absorption of fats in the body, it allows the use of sodium bicarbonate as a means to lose weight. However, to carry out reception of soda solution is necessary only after consulting a doctor, with strict observance of dosage - or baking soda harm caused to the body, it will be inevitable.
A safer way to lose weight with the help of baking soda - the use of resources in the baths. The essence of the action of baking soda for weight loss is to activate the lymphatic system. A few drops of essential oils added to a soda bath, accelerate the excretion of toxins from the body and, therefore, the process of losing excess weight. In addition to health effects, bath with baking soda perfectly relax, helping to reduce fatigue and nervous tension.
Harm baking soda
Despite the above advantages of sodium bicarbonate, baking soda, in addition to use, can cause harm to our body. Uncontrolled use of baking soda into the causes increased release of carbon dioxide, which is accompanied by an even greater release of acid and stomach distention - so-called "acid rebound".
Prolonged contact with the powder baking soda can cause skin irritation and burns. Avoid baking soda in the eye.