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Manage My Life

health benefits from drinking baking soda w/ water.

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
April 22nd, 2012

does drinking 2 teaspoons of baking soda and water a day have any health benefits or could it be dangerous.I was told it neutralizes the body's alkaline level.

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Thank you Caryn
by Manage My Life
April 22nd, 2012
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This is an idea that is very popular with alternative health and diet enthusiasts. They often discuss eating an alkaline diet to alter your body's ph levels. There is not a lot of formal science behind the idea, which does not mean there is anything wrong with it, just that it is hard to say with hard scientific fact that it makes a difference in your health. Some people use baking soda in water as an antacid as well. I can't really link to any scientific studies regarding this practice as a positive because I can't find them.

It is possible to overuse baking soda and have a problem with high sodium levels as noted in the abstracts I'm linking below. It seems the amount of soda you are discussing is small and wouldn't be dangerous if you have good kidney function but as always, discuss it with a health care practitioner who is familiar with your medical history just to be safe.
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March 26th, 2012
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I understand your concerning with health benefits from drink baking soda with water. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I found some great links on baking soda questions. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!
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March 21st, 2012
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