The Four Best Benefits of Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

Baking soda and lemon juice is a simple mixture with amazing benefits for your health. Learn all about them in this article!
The Four Best Benefits of Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

You may have heard that, if you combine baking soda and lemon juice, you’ll get a medicinal drink which offers many incredible benefits. After all, a lot has been written about this simple recipe thanks to its amazing properties.

Read more to find out about it!

The Benefits of Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

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The combination of baking soda and lemon juice has generated both controversy and excitement.

At the heart of the debate is the idea that drinking lemon juice and baking soda can protect your against the risk of cancer. However, this information should be taken with a grain of salt.

Many foods and remedies are labeled “anti-cancer,” especially natural elements that have antioxidant and alkalizing properties.  But just because baking soda and lemon juice have these properties doesn’t mean they can help us prevent or treat cancer, at least until science can find a cure.

Remember that baking soda and lemon juice, as well as other foods such as tomatoes, strawberries, peaches or grapes, offer vitamins and minerals plus beneficial enzymes. These can help prevent diseases in a small percentage of the population. However, they’re not a cure in and of themselves.

A good diet containing elements like lemon and baking soda is definitely beneficial to your health, as is a healthy lifestyle. However, they are never 100% effective for preventing diseases.

That being said, let’s see what kind of benefits you get from drinking a glass of baking soda and lemon juice.

 1. It’s Alkalizing

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The mixture of baking soda and lemon juice has an alkalizing effect on the body.

This helps to fight acidosis, which may occur when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body or when the body produces too much acid. It is also an excellent remedy for kidney care because it helps the body remove toxins and burn fats.

2. It Helps Improve Your Digestion

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You know that lemons contain many natural health benefits, such as helping promote digestion. Add a little baking soda and you get a fantastic mix to greatly improve your digestive system. It is a great anti-acid, which also helps to combat flatulence.

Another virtue is its ability to fight acid reflux, a condition that occurs when hydrochloric acid travels up into the esophagus from the stomach. Thanks to the baking soda, this remedy brings rapid and effective relief.

3. It’s Purifying

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Baking soda nad leis a great way to start the day. This remedy helps purify your liver and provide a good dose of vitamin C, potassium, and great antioxidants to meet your daily needs.

4. A great regulator


What do we mean by lemon and baking soda being a great regulator? Drinking water with baking soda helps regulate the levels of bad cholesterol, LDL, thus improving our cardiovascular health.


The Benefits of Drinking Water Regularly

How to Take it and Precautions

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Preparing this remedy is very easy.

  1. Just pour a glass of lukewarm mineral water.
  2. Then, add a teaspoon of baking soda and the juice of half a lemon.
  3. Mix well and drink in the mornings and during a detox.

It’s very important not to drink this on a full stomach, but always in the mornings and before eating. Take it for two consecutive weeks, then rest for two more.


  • Excessive consumption of baking soda can lead to alkalosis, so it’s best to alternate two weeks on and two weeks off.
  • Also remember that it’s not appropriate to take this remedy if you suffer from gastritis.
  • People suffering from high blood pressure or heart problems should also refrain from taking this remedy because of the levels of sodium.

Overall, this is a very simple remedy that helps improve your digestive system and has multiple benefits.

As for its cancer-fighting fame, it’s best to take this with a healthy dose of skepticism.

Can it prevent cancer?

At the moment, studies do not confirm this. The remedy has great benefits for your health but it’s worth remembering that it’s not a miracle cure.


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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.