A Match Made in Heaven
If there is one thing that could help boost your metabolism, increase your energy levels, and effectively fight disease, baking soda combined with lemon water is it.
It is widely known that many professional athletes use baking soda to increase energy levels and improve their results in sports competitions.
Both ingredients are very inexpensive and, in fact, may already be present in your kitchen. If not, both can be found at your local grocery store.
However, since baking soda is officially considered to be medicine, it would be mindful to consult a healthcare professional before using it. This especially makes sense if you have a health condition or regularly take other medicine.
Furthermore, baking soda is also a good tool when it comes to housework such as cleaning your house, unclogging a drain, or softening your laundry.
Moreover, it can help you extinguish a fire, stop heartburn, or relieve itching from bug bites and poisonous plants.
Cleaning your teeth and preserving their health can be achieved by using baking soda. Finally, using the product to wash your hair will add to a healthy scalp as well.
The healthy power of this combination has been kept a secret because it is very cheap, yet effective.
Large corporations do not want people to know about the powerful properties of combining two products such as these.
Consider testing lemon water and baking soda for yourself; you may be surprised with the results.
Why Lemon Water?
Little scientific research has been done on lemon water’s impact on health. Nonetheless, here are 9 health benefits of drinking lemon water, which will improve your body function as a whole.
According to a study, in order to lose weight, your daily water intake should be between 91 and 125 ounces, including water from drinks and food (1).
There is no better option to hydrate your body than water, but some people do not like the taste of it on its own.
Adding lemon or lemon juice to water enhances its flavor, which could help you drink more of it in general.
A Good Source of Vitamin C
United States Department of Agriculture shows that 1/4 cup of raw lemon juice is packed with about 23.6 grams of vitamin C (2).
Even though lemons are not at the top of the list of fruits high in vitamin C, they still contain over 30 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA).
To begin with, vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects cells from free radicals.
It can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Based on the results of a study, people that are low on vitamin C (especially obese men with high blood pressure) have an increased risk of a stroke (3).
Vitamin C is also capable of preventing or limiting the duration of the common cold.
Improves Skin Quality
Lemon water – or the vitamin C found in it, to be precise – can reduce skin wrinkling.
A study concluded that people who consume lemon water are less likely to have dry or wrinkled skin (4).
You can moisturize your skin both internally (drinking the water) and externally.
It is recommended to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin hydrated and the toxins away (5).
Stimulates Weight Loss
Also, insulin levels and resistance had improved.
Despite the results, it’s important to note that there is no way of knowing whether the effects would be the same for humans until due research is done.
Before their daily routine, some people like to drink lemon water to stimulate digestion.
This drink can be a morning laxative that prevents constipation and gets your digestive system moving.
The reason – citrus flavonols found in lemon, which are believed to be a digestive tonic that stimulates and purifies the liver (7).
Moreover, lemon juice supports digestive hydrochloric acid in the stomach, further stimulating digestion.
Alkalizes the Body
Despite their bitter and acidic taste, lemons are actually one of the best alkalizing foods for your body out there.
They are packed with both ascorbic and citric acid, which are weak acids that are quickly metabolized by the body, allowing the mineral content of lemons to alkalize the blood (8).
Helps With the Prevention of Kidney Stones
The citric acid in lemons is of great help when it comes to preventing calcium kidney stones.
One study recommends increased citric acid intake in order to lower the risk of getting calcium stones (9).
Not only does drinking lemon water help you get more citric acid, but it also helps you get the water you need to prevent stones.
For this reason, you should drink 1/2 cup of lemon juice a day because it would generate the same amount of citric acid you would find in medication.
Supports Immune Function
Furthermore, drinking lemon water will keep cold and flu at bay because of saponins – the nutrients found in lemons, which have antimicrobial properties (7).
Finally, iron absorption, which is an important component of healthy immune function, is better absorbed in the body by ascorbic acid (7).
Vitamin C, an abundant nutrient in lemons, promotes wound healing and is an essential nutrient when it comes to maintaining healthy bones, cartilage, and connective tissue (15).
As mentioned previously, ascorbic acid is an anti-inflammatory nutrient.
In combination with some other nutrients, it is essential in the recovery from stress and injury and provides good health overall.
Why Baking Soda?
Baking soda is perhaps one of the most inexpensive remedies in the world which is efficient at combatting everything from colds to cancer. Here are 6 health benefits of baking soda.
Reduces Severe Acidity
Baking soda is reported to have antacid properties. It is beneficial in relieving acid indigestion, heartburn, and severe acidity.
Baking soda is also capable of relieving symptoms of peptic ulcer disease. It is a good alkaline source; therefore, it is recommended to be used in order to reduce acidity in urine and blood (16).
Reduces the Risk of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disorders
In one study, the results go for soda’s positive effects on minimizing the risk of metabolic acidosis in health disorders like cardiovascular disorders and diabetes (17).
Treats Common Cold and the Flu
Common cold and flu are popular sicknesses across all age groups all over the world.
One of the best ways to prevent them is a healthy diet and good hygiene.
However, in case you caught a cold, you may try using baking soda; it is beneficial in providing relief from cold and flu (18).
In order to wash your nasal cavity, mix lukewarm water, salt, and baking soda.
This will help you clean the mucus from the nose. Repeat the routine 2-3 times a day.
Removes Plaque and is Good for Oral Health
Baking soda is not limited in treatment to only skin and infections.
It is also beneficial for your teeth (19).
A study suggests that use of baking soda dentifrices (agents used for teeth cleaning and polishing) is exceptionally effective in removing plaque from your teeth.
May Be Used for Preventing Bladder Infections
Bladder infections are, in most cases, caused by bacteria that breed well in the bladder.
The reason for this is that these micro-organisms enjoy environments that are slightly acidic and damp.
If you are suffering from this medical condition, you may want to help yourself with a cup of water mixed with baking soda.
With such practice, this kind of an infection will be treated in no time.
Baking Soda Used With Essential Oils Protects Your Feet
The combination of baking soda and essential oils is extremely good for your feet because it keeps away microbial infections and bad odor.
According to research, aromatic powder oil compounds containing baking soda, essential oils, and arrowroot inhibit the yeast, bacterial, and fungal growth on the feet (22).
The Best Way to Digest
It is very easy to combine lemon juice and baking soda. All you have to do is to mix about 7 oz of lemon juice with one teaspoon of baking soda.
Dilute it with water so it is not too acidic, and you got yourself excellent, super healthy drink.
Consume it every morning on empty stomach and you’ll feel great whole day!
Baking soda and lemon water bring about various health benefits to your body, some of which treat serious illnesses.
Despite the miraculous power of this combination, you should first consult your doctor as baking soda may cause some side effects.
Combining baking soda and lemon water is one of the ways to keep certain medical conditions at bay.
However, it’s important to keep an open mind and evaluate all options available.
Let me know in the comments if you are drinking this “wonder-juice” and what kind of effects it has on you
By Helen Nicols