Baking soda is cheap to buy and widely available and has been
used since the time of the Ancient Egyptians. It is particularly useful
in maintaining the body’s acid alkaline balance but its mildly abrasive quality also finds uses in cosmetics and cleaners. The average western diet is made up of mainly acid-producing foods such as protein, grains, tea and coffee, with alkaline producers such as fruit and vegetables in the minority. Small amounts of baking soda in cooking can help but Dr Stanway warns us to use this carefully, particularly if we suffer from conditions such as high blood pressure. The book also contains recipes for cosmetics and cleaners such as bath bombs and scouring powder.
144pp, 197 x 130 mm, Paperback, 2019, RRP £8.99