Baking soda is known for its wide array of uses, from deodorizing your refrigerator to whitening your teeth. Weight loss is one of its latest purported benefits. Some people suggest that diluting baking soda in water, apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice and drinking it on an empty stomach can help you easily shed excess weight. Others suggest that simply soaking in a baking soda bath will do the trick. This article explores whether baking soda offers any weight loss benefits, as well as the potential risks associated with ingesting baking soda concoctions.
Claims abound that baking soda, when combined with water, apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice, is especially effective at helping you shed excess body fat. However, there’s little science to back this up.
Likely has little direct effects on weight loss. Baking soda is touted to have alkalizing effects on the body, which are commonly believed to promote weight loss or prevent weight gain. However, this theory has been debunked time and time again.
Excerpted from Healthline