Many of us may not be aware of the amazing health benefits and uses of baking soda, an ingredient you add to bread and cookies as a rising agent.
Surprisingly, this plain old baking soda seems to have a myriad of benefits and uses outside of the kitchen.
Several studies have shown that baking soda can help you win the battle of the bulge, including those tricky areas such as the stomach, arm, thigh and the back. So, if you want to lose weight and flatten your tummy, drinking this wondrous white powder may be one of the best tricks to speed up your fat-burning process, which will have a huge impact on your overall physique.
Here are three simple ways to drink baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, for weight loss and better health:
Baking soda and lemon juice
Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, lemons are dieters’ favourite owing to its powerful fat-burning properties. So, when you combine baking soda with lemons, it will definitely boost your fat burning and aid in weight loss. It’s very easy to make.
Just pour a glass of water – not too hot or cold
Add a teaspoon of baking soda and the freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon.
Mix the mixture well and drink it in the morning, preferably on an empty stomach for optimal weight loss results.
Baking soda and green tea
You already know green tea’s potential health benefits for everything – from fighting cancer to improving your heart health, from lowering cholesterol to reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest that green tea contains an active antioxidant compound, catechins, which can help you burn more calories and thus aids in weight loss.
Just pour the heated water into a mug (over the green tea leaves), and let it steep for 2-3 minutes.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to warm green tea and mix well. Sip it once the fizz has settled.
Baking soda water drink
The fact is that baking soda is a cost-effective way to reduce heartburn and soothe indigestion by neutralizing stomach acids. The problem is that some digestive problems can lead to long-term weight gain.
Simply add half a teaspoon of baking powder to two cups of water.
Drink this mixture an hour after eating to get relief.
A word of caution: But before trying out these drinks, be sure to talk to your doctor, especially if you happen to suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney or heart problems, to ensure that ingesting baking soda is safe for you. Also, pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid it unless directed by their doctor.