13 Amazing Uses Of Baking Soda Which You May Not Know

Baking soda which is also known as cooking soda is pretty commonly used for baking purposes because of its leavening property. It makes the dough or the batter increase by producing carbon dioxide which is very much needed for getting good results while baking cake and other items. However, most of us are not aware of the other qualities and uses of baking soda and how it is also good for our health. Today, we will tell you about some of the properties of baking soda which can be of great help when it comes to taking care of your health or maintaining cleanliness in the house.

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1Getting rid of pesticides from vegetables and fruits

Pesticides are used to save the crops from the insects and pests while they are growing up but their effect is still on the fruits and vegetables when they come on our dining table. In fact, chemicals and wax are also used on fruits and vegetables as preservatives to stop them from decaying for a longer period. To get rid of these chemicals, you can keep the fruits and vegetables in a warm baking soda solution for a little less than half an hour. This solution can be made by adding baking soda (1 teaspoon) with 33 fl oz of water.

2Getting relieved from muscle pain

If you got a muscle pull during the workout and the pain is making you uncomfortable then you can get relief by adding baking soda to your bathing water. First, dissolve half pack of baking soda in boiling water and then add it to your bathing water. Soak yourself for around 20 minutes in this mixture and you will feel better.

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3Removing the white stains of chalk from the blackboard

Sometimes, the white stains of chalk don’t get cleaned completely from the blackboard but there is a method which can give you shining blackboard. Use a sponge which is soaked in the solution of baking soda and water and you will see that the stains are completely gone.

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4To have bright green broccoli

There is no doubt that the appearance of the food is also very important just like the taste of the food so if you feel that broccoli loses its charm after cooking then don’t forget to add baking soda in the water while the broccoli is cooking. Broccoli will remain bright green if you add baking soda while it is getting cooked.

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