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Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa

Many people will be wondering how true this is could be, if really baking soda can help one lose weight.

Baking soda, a white powder, is entirely made up of sodium bicarbonate. Baking soda is a cure to a lot of problems; it can be used to treat an upset stomach, acid indigestion or even heartburn. Aside from all of its benefits and properties that we are learning about every day, it can also help to improve your figure.

Here are 5 ways baking soda can help you lose weight:

  1. It Improves Workout Performance

During high-intensity workout, the body produces lactic acid. Too much of lactic acid can cause lactic acidosis which can make you feel exhausted. It can even cause a burning sensation in your muscles and cause nausea. Baking soda is known to improve your workout performance so that you can lose weight. Baking soda can significantly lower the lactic acid level which will help you workout efficiently and for a longer duration. 

  1. It Helps Burn Fat

Research has shown that green tea can help you improve health and boost weight loss. Combining the superpowers of green tea with baking soda can improve your fat burn rate. Add 1/4 tbsp of baking soda to a cup of organic tea and your homemade metabolic booster is ready. Baking soda will give your body the optimal environment needed to burn fat. It will eventually help you lose weight.

  1. Removes Toxins

The toxins in your body can prevent you from losing weight. These toxic substances can affect your brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and even your immunity system. Our body can accumulate toxins through food such as fish, dairy, and meat. Add 1 tbsp of baking soda to a glass of lemon water and drink it in morning. Try this for two weeks and give your body rest for next two weeks.

  1. Improves Digestion And Combats Acid Reflux

Indigestion or acid reflux can negatively affect your weight loss goal. However, baking soda can help you get relief from indigestion or acid reflux. In a glass of fresh water, add 2 tbsp of unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Next, add 1/4 tbsp of baking soda and mix. Drink it once the foam has disappeared.

  1. It Improves Cardiovascular Health

A healthy heart is important to maintain healthy cholesterol level, maintain a healthy blood pressure and keep your body in shape Baking soda can help improve your cardiovascular health as it regulates the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein), commonly known as bad cholesterol.

Include baking soda in your daily intake and get a healthier cardiovascular health for a good cardio workout session ahead!


You should use caution when consuming baking soda, since excess consumption can have negative effects on the body. According to experts, just a pinch in your drinks or foods will help accelerate your metabolism and burn fat. For this reason, before you start to incorporate it in your diet we recommend you consult a health expert. Avoid taking baking soda if you are on medication.

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