A sports nutrition expert from Bulk.com explained that baking soda can “reduce fatigue during high-intensity exercise” and act as a “stimulant” helping with “short, high-intensity periods of exercise”.
They explained: “This is due to its ability to reduce hydrogen ions produced from anaerobic metabolism.”
Therefore, women who are looking to lose weight in time for summer can boost their workouts and exercise “for a longer period of time” using the kitchen staple.
The experts added: “Baking soda is also good for helping reduce recovery time from that exercise. This is because it decreases the acidity in your working muscles to help you exercise longer.
“Essentially, it can help to increase strength, coordination, and high intensity exercise performance, allowing you to push yourself further during intense activities such as weightlifting, running, swimming, and cycling.”
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Research suggests that the most effective dose is 0.3 grams per kg taken 60–180 minutes before exercise, the fitness gurus explained.
The nutrition experts shared a delicious coconut protein cake recipe that contains baking soda to “help boost your workout”.
It is recommended women visit a nutritionist or GP before starting a new diet or meal plan.