Soothe Heartburn With A Simple Bicarbonate Of Soda Concoction

Video: If that spicy meal you had for lunch is acting up, or you suffer from frequent acid reflux, a mixture of baking soda and water can ease the discomfort and pain. In this video from the HouseholdHacker YouTube channel, you'll learn about all kinds of uses for everyone's favourite life-hacking ingredient: bicarbonate of soda. You'll also learn a tip that might save the day the next time you're having some serious heartburn. Just mix a half tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda into a cup of water, stir and knock it back. The sodium bicarbonate will act as an antacid and neutralise the acid in your stomach. You may be better off using dedicated antacid products (or your prescription medicine), but if you've run out, bicarbonate of soda will certainly do the trick in a pinch. You can even add a little bicarbonate of soda to acidic drinks like coffee to help prevent acid buildup before it happens.

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    This shouldn't really come as a surprise. A common(ish?) product for relief of gastric discomfort is Eno, which is essentially bicarb soda, citric acid, and sodium carbonate.

    So, Bicarb Soda, an acid, and an anti-caking agent. (Also the sodium carbonate and the citric acid react together to create extra effervescence when put in water.)

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