Lasagna and heartburn

Today’s Close to Home reminded me of something we used to do to take the edge off the sauce when my dad was having heartburn problems: a small amount of baking soda into the sauce while it was simmering.

Close to home - 09-16-2007

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, also available in tablet form for — you guessed it — heartburn. Certainly though, Tums (calcium carbonate) are far more common than soda bicarb tabs. I suspect this is due to marketing more than anything else.

I wonder if McPherson knew he was unintentionally close to a mark?

[tags]Lasagna, heartburn, cooking[/tags]

2 thoughts on “Lasagna and heartburn

  1. In my world we would never recommend it because it contains sodium and well that is one of the more dangerous electrolytes to fool with for someone chronically ill. Eventhough Ca causes rebound acid production.

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