At first, drinking pickle juice might sound kind of gross. But there are several reasons to consider it.
There are people who love pickles and those who hate pickles.
Saying that simply because we love eating pickles doesn’t mean that we love the idea of drinking pickle juice. The “drink” is often relates with pregnancy because let’s be honest the taste is very extreme!
But it’s important to realize that pickle brine is actually super healthy for you! Here are some amazing things that happen to your body when you indulge in pickle juice…
1. It helps you stay hydrated
For most people, drinking water for hydration after a workout is fine. Water is probably all you need if you’re exercising moderately or for an hour or less.
But it’s a different story if you’re exercising hard, exercising for longer than an hour at a time, or exercising in hot climates.
2. It helps control blood sugar
While it is not a surrogate treatment for those who are diagnosed with high blood sugar, pickle juice has been proven to regulate blood sugar in type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with being overweight and obese.
Well-regulated blood sugar levels help keep you healthy.
3. It can help you lose weight
Pickle juice contains lots of vinegar. Consuming a little bit of vinegar every day may help you lose weight, as reported in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry.
After 12 weeks, study participants who had consumed either about 1/2 ounce or 1 ounce of vinegar daily had lost more weight and fat than those who hadn’t consumed any vinegar.
4. It sweetens your breath
Even if it makes your lips pucker when you drink it, a little bit of pickle juice might make for sweeter breath.
Bacteria in your mouth can cause bad breath. Both dill and vinegar have antibacterial properties. This potent combination may help freshen your breath after you drink pickle juice.
5. It soothes muscle cramps
Dehydrated men experienced faster relief from muscle cramps after drinking pickle juice, according to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
About 1/3 cup of pickle juice is all it took to have this effect. Pickle juice relieved cramps more than drinking the same amount of water. It also helped more than drinking nothing at all.
This could be because the vinegar in pickle juice may help with rapid pain relief. Vinegar may help stop nerve signals that make tired muscles cramp.
We would like to hear your thoughts on all things pickle juice! Do you use it for medicinal purposes or you just like it? Do you know any other reason to drink pickle juice?