Baking soda burp is something that my kids do for fun. And the worse bit about it is that they have taught their cousins to do the same.
So when they meet up, we have the usual burping party. This is a little fun, but they seem not to be able to stop it till we tell them that we had enough.
However, many individuals use this method for different reasons. The most common reason is for healing themselves.
Because this is a practice that has been going on for many years, I have decided to provide you with 6 beneficial health reasons to use baking soda for burping. And to make this article complete, I shall also tell you when not to use this.
Baking soda is an ingredient that you find in many households. And it has a wide range of uses. I have already described a couple of uses in the past such as “How to clean your feet with Baking soda“ or a “Weight loss solution using baking soda“ or “how to look younger with this powder“.
In fact, there is a long list of healthy acumen that is associated with this powder and among these is the question “why does baking soda make you burp?” I shall answer this question towards the end of the article after I tell you about the benefits. Let’s start.
Benefits of baking soda burp
Many people still ask me: is baking soda good for burping?
Let me tell you that there are many benefits associated with the use of baking soda for burping. After telling you all about the benefits, I shall let you know about the reasons why does soda makes you burp.
Note that I said soda here and not baking soda. So, please let us make the difference between the two. Soda is the like of Pepsi, Coke, lemonade, etc. And baking soda drink is a drink that is made of the baking soda powder. I hope it’s clear for everyone.
Let’s get on with the benefits.
1- Neutralizes stomach acid
This is probably the number one reason why people drink a beverage that has soda powder.
What you need to know is that Baking soda is able to balance your pH levels.
And to do so, you just need to drink a glass of water mixte with a half teaspoon of baking soda. That’s all there is to it.
Now, you also need to know that your body can at times turn acidic. And if it is, then this is the result of a bad diet, a diet that is not healthy.
After having a bad diet, you can ingest baking soda so that your pH levels are restored. The soda will neutralize the acidity and you”ll feel better in your own body. (1)
Note that Nobel Prize winner, Dr. O. Warburg has demonstrated that cancer cells cannot survive in an alkaline environment.
So, if your body has the right alkaline environment, it will be self-protected from this disease.
2- Sodium bicarbonate reduces and relieves heartburn
Baking soda for heartburn burping is good for you.
What I mean is that sodium bicarbonate (another name for baking soda) can be used to treat heartburn.
You get heartburn when acid builds-up in the stomach.
When your body is not able to deal with way too much acid in the stomach, then it sends it up the esophagus.
You can neutralize this bad feeling by drinking baking soda and water. After a few minutes, you’ll feel relieved.
What you really need to know about a weak esophagus?
Note that there is something that you really need to know. If your esophagus is a little weak, then you’ll get repetitive heartburn.
And by having this condition, you can develop asthma.
This is quite unfortunate, but if you do not treat heartburn it will get worse. The reason is that the esophagus will open up and allow toxic gases coming from your stomach going into your lungs.
And when your lungs are full of these gases, you’ll end up with asthma. And being someone who has been a victim of this condition for years without any doctor detecting it, I can tell I really want you to take this seriously.
Since, I do not have heartburn anymore, as I eat appropriate food and not junk, I have no more asthma.
So, please take it from a person who has experienced the worse asthma conditions, only to find out that it was due to very bad heartburn and the release of gases from my stomach into my lungs.
Sometimes there are simple conditions that are difficult to detect and it is only by using an elimination process that someone can get rid of the condition.
In my case, it was bad food leading to bad heartburn, which in turn led to bad asthma.
The solution was to have no more heartburn. I have not had asthma for over 20 years now and I run, climb, swim, etc.
3- Eliminates UTI conditions
UTI stands for Urinary Tract Infection.
It is mainly caused by bacteria that thrive in an acidic environment.
Again, if you remember the above two conditions, both of them are related to acidic environments.
Again, it is best to drink a glass of water with a half teaspoon of bicarbonate on a daily basis.
Just do this until your infection disappear.
Some people like to increase the dose, by dissolving one tsp. of baking soda in a glass of water.
From my point of view, try this, but if you do not feel good after a few days, you better visit a doctor. I would even go a little bit further, you need to visit your doctor as soon as you have an infection.
Any infection is serious, so best to get professional advice.
3- Baking soda burp to relieve gout pain
Gout is a condition that I am also subjected to and it is not something that I do like.
I have written a complete article about gout which you can find by clicking here.
When you have gout, your joints get inflammation. And this is caused by the body’s uric acid build-up.
So, why not trying to drink a little bit of water with soda powder?
4- Baking soda burping to reduces the symptoms of cold and flu
Sodium hydrogen carbonate has been used for centuries to get rid of the cold and flu.
It does help in killing the virus in its early stages. (5) The doses that are best for these conditions are as follow:
- Day 1 – Take six doses of half teaspoon baking soda mixed in cool water (ingest this about every two hours).
- Day 2 – Absorb four doses of the mixture (now do it every three hours).
- Day 3 – Only two doses of the mixture will suffice (take the first dose in the morning and the second one in the evening).
- Day 4 – Take a single dose per day until the symptoms disappear.
5- Baking soda and water for burping relieves the kidney stone discomfort
One of the side effects of uric acid is that you can build-up kidney stone formation.
And experts investigated the use of baking soda burping against this.
Absorbing this beverage can also prevent the formation of new stones.
Note that is is a very particular condition and I would strongly advise you to ask for medical advice.
6- Baking soda to improve physical performance
I have left this one last, but it is one of the top benefits of baking soda burp.
Think about it, you just need to drink this beverage and you’ll improve the physical performance of your body. And this is proven scientifically. (7)
The sodium bicarbonate’s alkalinity focuses on reducing the levels of lactic acid in your body.
And lactic acid is what your muscles produce when you are training or performing physical exercises.
So, by reducing lactic acid, you are able to perform for longer and focus on harder training.
How to test for low-stomach-acid?
There are many different claims out there that show you how to check your stomach acid levels. In other words, they have produced a simple baking soda burp test.
What they say is to consume eight oz. of water and mix it with ¼ teaspoon of baking soda.
Now, here is the bit you need to watch for.
If you burp within a five-minute period from drinking the beverage, then your levels of the acid are most probably fine.
Note that the recommendation is to do this test when your stomach is empty. This is to achieve the best results.
You need to know that low-stomach-acid levels are interlinked to protein undernourishment.
And if you are in this condition, it may result in disease and illness.
But worse, you can also make your blood acidic. And this will lead to health threats as the acidic blood will deplete your bones causing osteoporosis.
So if you there is no burping after baking soda, then you may have this condition. You better sick advice then.
Why does soda make you burp?
Note that burping or belching is a normal reaction from your body.
It is a mechanism by which you release excess gas in your digestive system.
For instance, when you swallow, you think that you only absorb food and drinks.
But the reality is otherwise. You also absorb your ambient room gases in the air, such as nitrogen and oxygen.
Now, a number of drinks, such as soda including lemonade also contain carbon dioxide. And carbon dioxide is gas too.
Further to this, when your body is processing food, it may also generate gases while breaking down what you ate.
All of these create a lot of gases that your body does not have the time, and neither the means to get rid of quickly.
So your body chooses the easiest way of doing it, by burping. It simply releases excess gases in your digestive system and allows a little bit of space too for, maybe, the dessert. 🙂
Now, you have the knowledge about baking soda and burping.
As you can see, it can be fun to burp, but it can also be highly beneficial for your health.
You can reduce the impact of cold, flu, address cancer, avoid kidney stones, asthma condition, UTI issues, neutralize stomach acid and heartburn, and finally improve your physical conditions.
What else do you want from a cheap ingredient that you find in all kitchens around the country?
I think I said enough. Enjoy the knowledge as knowledge is power.
Back to you
If you are reading this, it means that you have managed to learn what is baking soda burp.
And I am sure that you are now in a better position to use this ingredient to your advantage.
As I always say it, please ensure you take action instead of waiting for the worse to happen and then say, if I knew.
Speak soon in another article.