Sodium bicarbonate (known as baking soda) is a natural occurring mineral that can provide some pretty miraculous health benefits. Most well known for its use as an agent for leavening bread and other baked goods, baking soda is extremely powerful for reducing or balancing acid in the body, which is at the source of many illnesses including cancer. Baking soda is both healing and preventative when taken orally in addition to its many topical health applications.
In order to understand the effects of baking soda, one must first become aware of the consequences of too much acid in the body. An acidic pH causes the spleen, liver, heart and kidneys to get overworked. In order to buffer this acidity, the body has to rob existing minerals from the bones and tissue such as calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium. This can lead to chronic conditions such as osteoporosis, loss of muscle mass, kidney stones, and impaired muscle functioning as well as an acidic environment in which heart ...
Editor's note: Each day in January 2008, Dietitian Heather Reese will encourage you to keep your New Year's Resolutions by giving a diet and fitness tip of the day. Beware of caloric beverages. Calories from drinks are often forgotten or ignored when counting calories. A can of regular soda or a glass of juice are around 100 calories each. And a couple drinks at your local happy hour can quickly add up to as many calories as a typical meal. See also: Tip #1: Avoid Skipping Meals
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No Relief in Diet Soda for Weight Watchers
OMG, TaB has turned fifty years old and I forgot to bake a cake. Still in all, I salute you old friend. Imagining my teen years without my go to beverage would be like forgetting my first kiss. It just ain’t gonna happen.
The memory of that colorful pink can and chemical flavor are with me still. And that clever name, why it…actually I have no idea what the name means nor have I ever met anyone who does. Never mind that though. Hoorah and happy birthday TaB.
The iconic pink can hit the market in 1963 , when diet soda was nearly unheard of. Now, all these years later, it is making a comeback although it is no longer tries to attract a primary audience of weight watching females. Whether this is by design or by coincidence, it’s all good because current studies show that diet soda actually promotes weight gain.
Oh well, happy birthday anyhow TaB.
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