Most people are familiar with the idea of lemon water being a super healthy beverage. But baking soda? Where does that come in?
I’m glad you asked, my friend!
As it turns out, lemon and baking soda combine to form one truly epic health elixir. Today, we’re going to focus on what makes the combination so special and what exactly it does for your health.
Let’s start with the big kahuna, shall we?
According to Dr. Murray, lemons are an excellent source of d-limonene. This is a compound confirmed by many studies to have anti-cancerous properties. In one study, d-limonene halted advanced cancer development in human subjects. The total cancer development hiatus ranged from six to twelve months.
Lemon, according to FitLife.tv, destroys 12 types of cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than medications like Adriamycin.
‘But wait,’ you might be thinking. ‘What about the cancer prevention part?’
Well, my friend, that’s where the baking soda comes in. Baking soda, according to Dr. Mark Pagel,raises the pH level of cell tissue. Doctors have actually recommended baking soda for patients suffering from weaker forms of cancer.
Based on that information alone, I don’t see how anyone could not be adding baking soda lemon water to their morning routine.
In case you do need some coaxing, though, have a look at these additional benefits.
According to Lifehack, lemon juice loosens toxins in your digestive tract. Baking soda lends a hand with digestion by breaking down fatty foods and making them easier to digest. Heartburn? Not with baking soda; the alkaline substance neutralizes stomach acid and prevents that, as well as indigestion.
The vitamin C in lemons help reduce the amount of cholesterol in your blood. This is, of course, great news if you suffer from high cholesterol or are at risk. For best results, you’ll want to make sure your lemon water has lots of pulp.
As for baking soda’s cholesterol connection, it reduces symptoms of high cholesterol like heartburn and indigestion.
Lemons are great if you’re not ready to commit to a full liver detox. You see, compounds in lemon give your liver a boost in getting rid of all the toxins it deals with. Baking soda is also a powerful detoxing ingredient. According to Dr. Sircus, it’s even useful in helping flush radiation poisoning to prevent it from permeating tissue.
To make baking soda lemon water, just pour yourself a glass of H2O and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix in half a lemon and voila!