5 Ways Baking Soda Can Help You Lose Arm, Thigh, Belly, And Back Fat

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Baking soda is a wonderful white powder that can help you lose weight. You can use baking soda in various ways to shed the extra fat. Baking soda can be used to make sports drink, you can use it with lemon juice, green tea, and apple cider vinegar. You can also make your favorite strawberry smoothie using baking soda.

It’s easy to gain weight but shedding that extra layer takes much more than exercise. Baking soda present in almost all households can actually help you lose weight!

Yes, baking soda can help you get rid of fat, it can also treat heartburn, cure upset stomach, and neutralize excess stomach acid.1 Baking soda is easily available and can be used in numerous ways.

While baking soda may do wonders, we advise you go easy on it. You are the best judge on how much to have and how often. We’d recommend that you start small dosage. It is safe to restrict consumption within 5-10 grams, as anything higher affect the body’s pH level.

But, if you suffer from kidney or kidney related disease or high blood pressure or heart-related diseases or diabetes or chronic illness, it is best to get a go-ahead from your physician.

You may drink baking soda on an empty stomach (again, listen to your body! if it feels off, stop!). Avoid drinking baking soda right after you had a meal as carbon dioxide gas may harm the digestive organs when it is full.2

Now, let’s check out the 5 ways baking soda can help you lose weight:

1. Baking Soda Sports Drink

Baking Soda Can Be Used As Sports Drink

Your existing sports drink may be doing more harm than good. Continued usage of those drink may even lead to type 2 diabetes.3

Switching to the baking soda can be a good option. Baking soda can easily replace your sugary sports drink and it can even improve your exercise performance.4 The baking soda sports drink will be even more helpful if you do high-intensity workout.5

How To Use It

To make baking soda sports drink, you will need the following:

  • 5 cups of coconut water
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp unprocessed sea salt
  • 1/4 tbsp baking soda

Heat the coconut water on low flame and mix baking soda in it, wait for it to dissolve completely. Mix the remaining ingredient into the coconut water and pour the final mixture into a bottle. Your homemade sports drink is ready!

2. Lemon Juice And Baking Soda Drink

Use Baking Soda And Lemon Juice To Lose Weight

Lemon juice is a good way to improve metabolism.6 Combining the powers of lemon juice with baking soda and water can help you lose weight.7

How To Use It

To make lemon juice and baking soda drink, you will need the following:

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 glass of water
  • 1/2 tbsp of baking soda

Extract the lemon juice and add it in a glass of water. Add baking soda to it. Drinking this mixture every morning can help you lose weight.

3. Green Tea And Baking Soda Drink

 Mix Baking Soda In Green Tea To Lose Weight

One tea, many benefits. The health benefits of green tea is widely acknowledged, it can improve your brain function, lower risk of type 2 diabetes, improve dental health, and more importantly burn the fats.8 By combining the metabolism powers of green tea with baking soda, you can increase the fat burn rate and lose weight early.

How To Use It

To make green tea and baking soda drink, you will need the following:

  • 1 glass of water
  • Organic green tea
  • 1/4 tbsp of baking soda

Prepare green tea by adding green tea to a glass of water. Once prepared, add baking soda powder to it and let the drink settle. Drink it once the fizz has settled.

4. Strawberry And Baking Soda Smoothie

How To Make Baking Soda Smoothie

Healthy drinks can be tasty too! You can add baking soda to a strawberry smoothie and you can burn fat by sipping your favorite drink. Strawberries help increase your body’s metabolism and it even suppresses your appetite. The good part is that 1 cup of strawberry (144 g) contains only 46 calories.9

How To Use It

To make strawberry and baking soda smoothie, you will need the following:

  • 1 cup of strawberry
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1-2 lemon
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp of baking soda

Mix all the ingredients in a blender and drink this at least once every day. You can also add some ice to the drink for that refreshing taste.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar And Baking Soda Drink

Baking Soda Mixed In Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help You Lose Weight

The combination of apple cider vinegar and baking soda is extremely good for the body. This wonderful combination is low in calories and it will even help suppress your appetite. It helps you lose weight by boosting your metabolism and slowing down digestion so that you don’t keep piling up extra calories.10

How To Use It

To make apple cider vinegar and baking soda drink, you will need the following:

  • 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 glass of water
  • 1/2 tbsp of baking soda

Mix all the ingredients properly and drink it every morning. You should drink it 20-30 mins before breakfast.

Caution

  • Do not use baking soda if you suffer from chronic illness.
  • Always consult your doctor before using baking soda to lose weight.

References   [ + ]

1.Sodium Bicarbonate. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
2.In Rare Cases of Indigestion, Baking Soda May Be a Peril. New York Times.
3.Sugar-Sweetened Beverages. University of California San Francisco
4.Burke, Louise M. “Practical considerations for bicarbonate loading and sports performance.” In Nutritional Coaching Strategy to Modulate Training Efficiency, vol. 75, pp. 15-26. Karger Publishers, 2013.
5.Peart, Daniel J., Jason C. Siegler, and Rebecca V. Vince. “Practical recommendations for coaches and athletes: a meta-analysis of sodium bicarbonate use for athletic performance.” The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 26, no. 7 (2012): 1975-1983.
6.Fukuchi, Yoshiko, Masanori Hiramitsu, Miki Okada, Sanae Hayashi, Yuka Nabeno, Toshihiko Osawa, and Michitaka Naito. “Lemon polyphenols suppress diet-induced obesity by up-regulation of mRNA levels of the enzymes involved in β-oxidation in mouse white adipose tissue.” Journal of clinical biochemistry and nutrition 43, no. 3 (2008): 201-209.
7.Thornton, Simon N. “Increased Hydration Can Be Associated with Weight Loss.” Frontiers in Nutrition 3 (2016).
8.Research suggests that green tea, exercise boost weight loss, health. The Pennsylvania State University.
9.Health and Healing Fact Sheets. Oregon State University.
10.Fushimi, Takashi, and Yuzo Sato. “Effect of acetic acid feeding on the circadian changes in glycogen and metabolites of glucose and lipid in liver and skeletal muscle of rats.” British Journal of Nutrition 94, no. 05 (2005): 714-719.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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