Does drinking baking soda help you lose weight?
First Published 25, Aug 2020, 1:14 PM
Some suggest having baking soda with water, while others suggest mixing it in apple cider vinegar to speed up weight loss
Baking soda is used for diverse purposes like teeth whitener, mouthwash, to treat heartburn, preparing cakes, cookies and so on. Another addition to this list is weight loss. Yes, the ingredient commonly found in our pantry is believed to be a magical weight loss remedy.
Some suggest having baking soda with water, while others suggest mixing it in apple cider vinegar to speed up weight loss. But does the white powder really help to shed kilos and come to shape? Let's unveil the truth behind this claim.
There is no solid scientific proof that consuming baking soda in any form can speed up the weight loss process.
On the contrary, drinking baking soda has an alkalizing effect on the body. If we apply basic science in this then baking soda is actually a compound called Sodium Bicarbonate.
Drinking water and baking soda concoction react with the acids of your stomach forming, salt, water, and carbon dioxide. This only alters the pH level of the body and is beneficial in soothing symptoms of indigestion and nausea.
There is scientific evidence which proves that altering the pH level of the body can be anyhow effective in shedding kilos.
Another theory suggests that adding baking in your bathwater can boost your metabolism and helps remove toxins from the body, which can be beneficial for your weight loss goal. But just the previous claim there is no shred of truth in this one as well.
The key rule of shedding weight effectively is by creating a calorie deficit. Consume fewer calories and burn more throughout the day by engaging in different kinds of physical activities.
Having said that, there are indeed some tricks that can boost your metabolism and speed up the process, but baking soda certainly is not one of them.