35 Health Benefits Of Drinking Baking Soda And Water

Baking soda is a wonderful natural remedy to many health problems. Here are 35 health benefits of drinking baking soda and water.

By Cassie
35 Health Benefits Of Drinking Baking Soda And Water

The benefits of drinking baking soda and water

It’s becoming increasingly popular to use regular household items as an alternative to expensive medicine. So it’s no surprise that people have found many uses and health benefits of baking soda. Baking soda alone has a wide variety of uses from deodorizing to skin exfoliation. But what about drinking baking soda and water? This concoction has multiple health benefits. Baking Soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a natural antacid. This means that it neutralizes stomach acid. This makes baking soda a great alternative to over-the-counter antacids. This important property is the key to many of the health benefits that are listed in this article. It is important to note that when making this solution, make sure you are using baking soda and not baking powder. Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate but baking powder has other ingredients added to it. Although baking powder may have its own health benefits, it probably won’t help you with the health problems in this article. Baking soda’s power comes from its alkaline nature. Baking powder has added acids, which reduces the alkalinity and therefore cannot help with some of the issues listed below. So before heading to your pantry to mix up this solution, make sure you are not using baking powder, otherwise, you might not get the health benefits you were looking for. Now, here are 35 health benefits of drinking baking soda with water.

1.) Drinking baking soda water balances pH

As mentioned before, baking soda’s wonderful curing properties come from its alkaline nature. Due to diet, environment, and other factors, certain areas of the body can develop a pH imbalance. As mentioned before, baking soda (and not baking powder), is pure sodium bicarbonate which is alkaline (opposite of acidic). Consuming baking soda will help restore the natural pH where it is needed. The next few points give more detailed examples.

2.) Acid Reflux

Baking soda's alkaline nature means that it acts as an antacid and neutralizes stomach acid. Antacids are a common item to use for acid reflux. However, instead of heading to your local pharmacy or store to buy antacids, you can find a cheaper, natural alternative in your pantry. Drinking a glass of water mixed with a teaspoon of baking soda should be good enough to reduce the pain and other symptoms.

3.) Heartburn

Since heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, so it makes sense that baking soda would help this too. Heartburn can happen for multiple reasons (not just acid reflux) but it is caused by stomach acid coming up into the esophagus. Due to baking soda’s ability to neutralize acid, this concoction relieves pain upon contact in the esophagus.

4.) Inflammation

Many cases of inflammation are caused by a pH imbalance, which results in an acidic environment. Once again, baking soda’s alkaline nature comes to the rescue for this problem. Inflammation decreases once baking soda comes on the scene.

5.) Ulcer Pain

Ulcer pain is caused by stomach acids. Although baking soda can’t cure the ulcer, it can reduce the pain you experience. As mentioned before, baking soda neutralizes stomach acid. Since ulcer pain is caused by the acidity of stomach acids, neutralizing the acid relieves the ulcer pain.

6.) Cancer

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Cancerous tumors tend to be acidic in nature. The pH balancing properties of baking soda increase the pH level of these tumors without affecting healthy tissue and blood. Without the acidic environment, cancer has a hard time surviving in the body. Furthermore, the balanced pH also gives nutritional and immune system support for those suffering from cancer.

7.) Indigestion

For the same reason as state before, baking soda can also relieve or prevent indigestion. To take care of indigestion, just take half a teaspoon of baking soda with two cups of water about an hour after eating. However, it is good to identify the sources of indigestion so that you can prevent it with a healthy diet.

8.) Teeth Whitener

Baking soda is a common ingredient in toothpaste due to its ability to remove plaque. Using baking soda by itself can be too abrasive and wear off enamel on the teeth. However, by making a solution or paste by adding water can be good for dental health. Either mix baking soda and water and swish it around in your mouth or use less water to create a paste and leave it on your teeth for few minutes. Do this a few times a week, and you will have whiter teeth in no time.

9.) Enhances Workout

Would you like to workout longer with less fatigue? People experience fatigue and soreness in their muscles after working out because of something called lactic acid. Lactic acid is produced by the muscles during exercise when your body goes into anaerobic metabolism. Normally, human bodies operate on aerobic metabolism, which require oxygen to supply energy to your muscles. Anaerobic metabolism does not need oxygen, which is why your body switches over to it during intense workouts (which is when you are not getting as much oxygen in your body). Lactic acid is a byproduct of anaerobic metabolism and its production is often linked to fatigue and sore muscles. Baking soda is known to absorb the acid, therefore reducing fatigue and soreness.

10.) Improve Kidney Function

When kidneys are not working at their optimal level, it can be hard for them to remove acidic waste from the body. Baking soda is known to buffer acid and balance pH levels, so it can help the kidneys remove unwanted acids in the body.

11.) Bloating and Gas

When you mix baking soda with water, you may notice that some bubbling happens. It turns out that this bubbling also has a health benefit. After drinking the solution, the bubbling will help promote the release of extra gas in the body. This will help relieve any gas and bloating issues.

12.) Energy Boost

Baking soda water can also be drunk before a workout to increase energy. As mentioned before, one way this can be done is by the absorption of lactic acid. However, baking soda is also thought to have properties that boost molecules in your body that release certain hormones that provide energy. This is especially helpful for men, as will be discussed later.

13.) Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections result when the immune system is weakened. Since baking soda is an antiseptic, it helps clean out the urinary system so that it can function to its fullest. Drinking baking soda water helps clean out every part of the system, from blood to the urinary tract to the bladder. Keeping these organs clean and purified help heal and prevent urinary tract infections.

14.) Reduces cold and flu

Popular studies have shown that people who consume baking soda regularly seem to have a smaller chance of getting a cold or flu. Furthermore, those same people seem to recover faster if they do get sick. It is generally believed the the pH balancing properties of baking soda is the cure for these ailments. This once again proves how important it is to keep your body's pH balanced.

15.) Antispectic

Baking soda is a great home ready for any kind of infection. It is a natural antiseptic. It can be used to treat and disinfect any wounds. As a drink, baking soda water will take care of any internal infection and prevent future infections.

16.) Gout

Gout is caused by an overwhelming amount of uric acid in the blood, which crystallizes and therefore cannot be flushed out of the system. As with many of the ailments in this list, this is due to the blood being too acidic. Baking soda's alkaline nature brings the pH back up, which allows the blood to hold more uric acid without it crystallizing. This makes it easier to flush the uric acid out of the body and prevents the formation of gout.

17.) Cholesterol

Baking soda is known to balance and cleanse out blood vessels. This helps with the reduction and prevention of LDL cholesterol (known as "bad cholesterol"). To keep your blood vessels clean, try adding lemon to your baking soda water.

18.) Cough

With baking soda relieving inflammation and infection, naturally coughs don't stand a chance. Try drinking a glass of baking soda water for a few days and see your cough quickly disappear.

19.) Sore Throat

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Baking soda can fight many infections, including sore throats. For this remedy, mix baking soda and water to gargle it. In this instance, don't swallow the mixture when you are done.

20.) Detox

Baking soda is thought to help the body detox. After a while, depending on the food we eat and the environments we are exposed to, our bodies start to build up heavy metals and other toxins. Sometimes the body needs a little extra help with removing those toxins. Drinking baking soda water helps with that. It can remove the heavy metals and other toxic substance so that your body can operate optimally.

21.) Bladder Infection

As with Urinary Tract Infections, baking soda water can help treat and prevent bladder infections. The antiseptic properties of baking soda help clean, detox, and purify the bladder, which prevents bacteria build up and other problems that cause bladder infections.

22.) Increases Testosterone

Baking soda is thought to work on a molecular level with certain molecules that release hormones. One of these molecules is cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) which is in charge of releasing testosterone. This means that men will not only have more energy by drinking baking soda water, but also when working out, they will be able to build more muscle mass. Therefore, it is best to drink a glass of baking soda water before working out.

23.) Arthritis

Just as with gout and other symptoms on this list, arthritis is caused by the body being too acidic which causes toxins to crystallize. As stated many times, baking soda can balance the body and help remove the toxic acid from the body.

24.) Infection

Baking soda is a mild antiseptic. This means that it can fight off all infections in the body. If you have an infection anywhere in your body, try drinking a glass of baking soda water each day for a few days.

25.) Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are formed by an ionic balance in the body. As a result, urine becomes too acidic and the acid begins to crystallize into kidney stones. Baking soda helps balance out both the pH and the ions, leading to less crystallization and more waste exiting the body.

26.) Protect Tooth Enamel

Acidic environments can cause the weakening of enamel. Drinking baking soda water can balance the pH in the mouth and prevent tooth decay. However, this solution is best used as a drink or gargle. In other words, it is not recommended to brush your teeth with just baking soda. While baking soda can be good for dental health, brushing your teeth with it when it is in solid form instead of using it as a gargle can actually damage teeth.

27.) Weight Loss

Considering that baking soda helps with detoxing, enhancing workout performance, and reduces bloating, is it really any wonder that it helps with weight loss? Now, keep in mind, baking soda does not affect your body fat or how your body uses calories. Instead, its the other benefits on this list that when combined could result in weight loss.

28.) May help quit smoking

Perhaps one of the most miraculous things that baking soda water can do is help nicotine addicts quit smoking. There are numerous stories around the web of how people noticed a significant decrease in their addiction after drinking baking soda. It is believed that the alkalinity of baking soda is what helps curb the cravings. So if your struggling to kick your nicotine addiction, try a glass of baking soda water.

29.) Canker sores

As mentioned multiple times, baking soda water has antiseptic properties. This means it can fight viruses and bacteria in sores like canker sores. It also can reduce inflammation and reduce the pain caused by canker sores.

30.) Chronic Kidney Disease

With all the other benefits that baking soda has on the kidneys, is it hard to believe that it can help with chronic kidney disease too? Some studies show that drinking baking soda water helped slow the progression of chronic kidney disease. Although there is no evidence that it cures or prevents the disease, this may still be a good option for helping it slow down until it is cured.

31.) Freshen breath

Many people have heard of baking soda's deodorizing abilities. It is a common ingredient for getting rid of refrigerator odors and for home-made deodorant. So naturally, baking soda can also get rid of the odors in your breath. Just take some baking soda and water and swish it around in your mouth for a minute. Soon enough, your breath will be quite fresh.

32.) Bronchitis

Bronchitis is formed by inflammation of the bronchioles in your lungs. Baking soda's alkaline properties reduce inflammation. Therefore, drinking a glass of baking soda water should relieve and prevent bronchitis.

33.) Itchy Skin Relief

If you have extra baking soda water after drinking it, why not try using for your skin? Baking soda water not only helps balance the pH inside your body but also on the outside. Itchy skin is due to pH changes which are caused by external factors such as allergies, sunburn, and rashes. Use your extra baking soda water as a paste and put it on your itchy skin for instant relief.

34.) Insect Bites

While you are using your paste for itchy skin, why not put some on insect bites? As with itchy skin, applying the baking soda paste immediately reduces the itching. It may also prevent infection, due to its antiseptic properties.

35.) Pass a drug test by drinking baking soda water

Baking soda has gained popularity over the past few years for its possibility to help with passing drug tests. According to various websites, drinking baking soda a few hours before a drug test will help the drug user remove all the toxins from their body so that the drugs cannot be detected during the drug test. Although many people swear that this works, this myth has been passed around more by anecdotes and not by scientific or medical research. There is no evidence that baking soda can help cleanse your body for your upcoming drug test. If you anticipate that you will have a drug test, you will need to prepare in other ways.

Final notes before drinking baking soda water

Drinking baking soda with water can have numerous health benefits. However, it is important to make sure that you check with your doctor before consuming baking soda and water. People with diseases such as liver disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure or edema should not take baking soda with water. And as with any medical routine, make sure not to overuse baking soda, as you don’t know how this mixture will affect you over time. Finally, it’s also good to remember that many of the items on this list are symptoms, not actual diseases. It’s always best to find the root cause of your problem instead of just eliminating the symptoms. Baking soda is great for relieving pain but doesn’t help cure many problems. If you find that any of the symptoms persist long term, it may be time to see a doctor and make some lifestyle changes. However, baking soda is still a good option to help out with the occasional problem or symptom.