It is a very useful addition to your diet to help alkalize your PH and possibly prevent colds, flu etc. As mentioned in my last post and several other posts on my BLOG on the evils of carbonated colas whether diet or not, drinking diet or regular coke, pepsi and other highly advertised drinks can affect the PH of your interstitial fluid and set your system up for ailments of all kinds.
See the following link from Dr. Mercola as a follow up to the post on Stenosis:
The mixing of a teaspoon of baking SODA in water along with a taplespoon of Braggs or other NATURAL apple cider vinegar with the MOTHER in it 2X a day can go a long way to help bring your PH to slightly alkaline (vs.) acid.
The link above also mentions colds, and flu and a host of other remedies attached to baking soda.
AS in all things 'MODERATION IS THE KEY". Please do not think if a little is good for you, then a LOT is even better. A teaspoon of Arm & Hammer Baking soda along with a tablespoon of natural Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar two or three times a day should bring results.
EXCERPT from link listed above:
Baking Soda May Help Fight Colds and the Flu