Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is so versatile it’s amazing how cheaply you can purchase it. From the numerous health benefits attributed to it, to its use in cosmetics, cooking, and household cleaning, baking soda is truly a must have in everyone’s kitchen.
Still, a lot of people may not know that baking soda can be used to help you drop a few unwanted pounds.
Baking soda won’t cause you to lose pounds, but it could help you improve the effects of workouts you perform as part of a weight-loss program.
A study published in a 2013 issue of the European Journal of Applied Physiology showed that consumption of baking soda 60 minutes prior to a lower-body strength-training session helped participants complete more repetitions with fewer signs of muscular fatigue compared to those provided with a placebo.
Due to its alkalizing properties, baking soda helps your body become more capable of absorbing the healthy nutrients from everything you consume. An alkaline environment is a lot better than an acidic environment.
Many people in the know use baking soda for their gastrointestinal problems, and other conditions such as:
- To reduce inflammation
- To balance the pH, and promote healing