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Is eating a lot of baking soda bad for you?

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Dr Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes!

Baking soda, or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda, is an acid neutralizer. As such , when you eat it, it neutralizes the acid in your stomach.
Without acid, your body cannot digest food to access the multitude of nutrients in it. Result: malnutrition. Once in a while, a small amount may calm an "acid stomach" or heartburn--but that's all. If more is needed, seek help from your pcp.

In brief: Yes!

Baking soda, or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda, is an acid neutralizer. As such , when you eat it, it neutralizes the acid in your stomach.
Without acid, your body cannot digest food to access the multitude of nutrients in it. Result: malnutrition. Once in a while, a small amount may calm an "acid stomach" or heartburn--but that's all. If more is needed, seek help from your pcp.
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