FFC ClipBoard: I don’t smoke, so I’m not taking it for smoking. I was curious about the other benefits – don’t know why, I just was.
As it turns out, cream of tartar is good for weight loss and belly fat due to it’s diuretic properties. That’s just what I need. I’m swelling up agian, and nothing I seem to do is working, so I’m giving it a try.
Something else I didn’t know till now. I bought some recently, because I didn’t want to use baking powder because it contains aluminum. If I combine baking soda with cream of tartar it becomes a baking powder substitute.
What I didn’t know is what it tasted like. It’s a white powder, why would I taste it? Not curious enough I guess. Well, I put 1/4 teaspoon into my coffee, brought it to the desk and when it was cooled down enough to drink, I sipped and became alarmed.
It tasted just like I had poured some red wine into my coffee. How would I know what red wine in my coffee tasted like? Because in the evening now and then, back in my red wine drinking days, when I got too sleepy or to prevent sleepiness I’d pour a little red wine into a cup of black coffee. I’d relax enough but not too much because of the caffeine insertion. I used to do that with diet Pepsi too – guess that makes me Japanese?
I kinda like the taste. So I get my red wine taste back without the alcohol content of wine.
I’ll get back to you when I’ve tested it long enough and tell you if it really did act like a natural diuretic and if it contributed to some weight loss. The belly fat is the worst. The swelling of my legs and feet below the knees – the worst too.
It’s also good for heartburn, which is another irritant in my life, especially when drinking that SUPERFECTA POWER DRINK with lemon juice, vinegar and ginger juice in a glass of warm water every morning.
I hope I stumbled on a solution here.
P.S. The price these grocery stores get for a small container of essentially WINE POOP is criminal.
DR. MARK NEUMANN, D.C., D.O. (734) 847-4700 / (419) 474-4700
February 24, 2020
What Is Cream of Tartar?
Potassium bitartrate or potassium hydrogen tartrate is what we know as cream of tartar. Cream of tartar is a byproduct of wine-making that precipitates out of grape skin or even wine itself. Although cream of tartar is a pantry staple, its uses remain a mystery to most. Those who bake know that it is an essential tool to add volume and stabilization to meringue, angel food cake, and macaroons. It can also be used as a substitute for baking powder! Like baking powder, cream of tartar can be combined with white vinegar or lemon juice to clean surfaces around the home.
But aside from its household uses, this ingredient has many health benefits. Keep reading to learn 11 ways to make this common household ingredient work for you!
Cream of Tartar Uses
1. Cream of Tartar for Migraine Headaches
Cream of tartar is very high in potassium. Potassium is important to the body and regulates hydration and blood pressure. For some migraine sufferers, potassium may help reduce migraine attacks. In fact, Angela A. Stanton, Ph.D., advocates in her popular book, Fighting the Migraine Epidemic, that hydrating the body with potassium and salt can eliminate migraine pain. It is important to note that those who consume cream of tartar must be aware of its side effects. Due to its high levels of potassium, cream of tartar can become toxic, leading to life-threatening hyperkalemia. It is a good idea to check with your doctor before incorporating cream of tartar into your diet.
2. Cream of Tartar to Quit Smoking
Cigarettes decrease the body’s ability to absorb potassium when consuming certain foods. Several health issues associated with smoking are actually caused by low potassium levels. Natural Health and Healing 4 You states, “Having an ample amount of [potassium] is also important for your digestion, as it helps to eliminate waste products and balance the levels of fluid in the body.”
Cream of tartar is a natural remedy for smoking cessation because it adds potassium back into your system while removing nicotine and eliminating toxins naturally through bowel movements, urine, and sweat. Fun fact: During all this “waste elimination,” your body also pushes out vital minerals and nutrients, particularly Vitamin C. Mixing cream of tartar with one glass of orange juice provides essential vitamins and minerals that are critical to helping you quit smoking. …