Six Reasons to Drink Pickle Juice

What’s your go-to drink on a hot day?  Water?  Maybe lemonade?  Here’s another option:  A health and wellness expert posted a list of reasons to drink PICKLE JUICE.  Here are the six benefits she came up with . . .

1.  It’s good after a workout.  Like Gatorade, it’s full of electrolytes, including potassium and magnesium.  Another one of those is salt though, so be careful.  One cup of pickle juice has about a third of the sodium we’re supposed to have in a whole day.

2.  It might help regulate your blood sugar.  There’s evidence that drinking a small amount of pickle juice every day can keep insulin levels in check.

3.  Some people claim it’s a hangover cure.  If it doesn’t make you PUKE, the electrolytes might help you re-hydrate.

4.  Some types are loaded with probiotics, or healthy bacteria for your gut.  It has to be a fancy brand though, because most pickle juice is pasteurized, which kills bacteria.

5.  It might help with muscle cramps.  A study a while back looked into it.  People’s cramps went away faster when they drank a third-of-a-cup of pickle juice.  They think it might have to do with all the vinegar in it.

6.  It could help you lose weight.  In a 2009 study, people lost more weight when they drank a little bit every day.  Again, it might be the vinegar.

(Taste of Home)