Have you ever thought about the pickle juice? Unfortunately, when the pickles are gone the pickle juice is ignored and thrown away and that’s a shame because this juice offers a ton of health benefits. So, remember to save the juice the next time you finish off that jar of pickles and here is why..
IT MAKES A GREAT PRE- AND POST-WORKOUT DRINK
Pickle juice doesn’t contain sugar or other potentially harmful ingredients like colorings, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. Many athletes have turned to pickle juice in order to restore electrolytes. This amazing drink is high in sodium which helps the body retain fluids.
IT’S A GREAT HANGOVER CURE
Alcohol is a diuretic and leaves you dehydrated, that’s why drinking pickle juice helps to replenish your depleted sodium levels which helps cure the hangover. Also, it cures the throbbing headache, waves of nausea, raging thirst, and oversensitivity to light and noise.
SUPPORTS BETTER DIGESTION
Pickle juice is great for the digestive system thanks to the vinegar which encourages the growth and healthy balance of good bacteria and flora in the gut. But you’ll need to be cautious if you use it for this purpose because some say it’s an effective cure for acid reflux while others experience the opposite effect.
IT’LL KEEP YOU HYDRATED LONGER THAN WATER
A drink like a pickle juice will help you get hydrated faster and also stay hydrated longer.
IT’S PACKED WITH ANTIOXIDANTS
The antioxidants in pickle juice help boost the immune system and prevent free radical damage. Pickle juice is particularly loaded with vitamin C.
IT CAN PROMOTE WEIGHT LOSS
Consuming vinegar which is the main ingredient in pickle juice, can help promote weight loss. Acetic acid may interfere with the body’s ability to digest starch and that’s what could help you shed the unwanted pounds. However, you should not expect miracles because pickle juice can make a difference over time.
There are non-edible ways to use pickle juice in order to get its benefits:
- Use it in place of vinegar
- You can add pickle juice in salads or anywhere else using pickles make sense
- Pickle juice can refresh leftover macaroni and cheese
- Add it to a Bloody Mary