Pickle Juice Can Help Your Hangover, Prevent Muscle Cramps and More
Last week a co-worker walked past me in the hallway, looking at her phone, sighing about those 'proud moments' your teenager shares with you. Her daughter had just sent her a text bragging that she just made $20 by chugging pickle juice.
I told her that I'd heard pickle juice is good for your, especially for relieving leg cramps and restoring electroylytes - I'm sure that's why her daughter took the dare and the $20.
Out of curiosity, I looked up benefits of drinking pickle juice and found this from newhealthadvisor.com:
"Benefits of Drinking Pickle Juice"
1. It's Better Than Any Sports Drinks
While football players and professional athletes have long thought that drinking pickle juice helped to restore electrolytes because of its sodium levels, there are now scientific studies to support this. In many emergency rooms, it is used to help those in cardiac difficult. Within 85 seconds, pickle juice can relieve cramps and begin to restore balance. It isn't so much the sodium content, but that pickle juice can deliver it to your body faster than other sources because that sodium is in calcium chloride and vinegar.
2. It Can Prevent or Treat Muscle Cramps
As mentioned in #1, the calcium chloride and vinegar in pickle juice helps to make the sodium and potassium more readily absorbed by the body. Athletes drink pickle juice before and after activity to help prevent, or to treat muscle cramps. There is more clinical evidence being released that there is value to this claim too.
3. It Can Relieve RLS
Many people with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) have found that having just a couple of ounces before they go to bed quiets their leg movements. It has yet to be officially studied, but there is enough anecdotal evidence by users to suggest it could be worth a try.
4. It Soothes Upset Stomachs
This one can be hard to even think of trying when you are experiencing heartburn or an upset stomach, but many people swear that drinking pickle juice can relieve their symptoms. Your other choice is vinegar and honey, but that sounds even less appetizing and pickle juice is easier to find and drink fast for relief.
5. To Prevent Hangovers and Cover Alcohol Odor
Since it also helps balance the electrolytes it can be a best choice for avoiding, or recovering from a hangover.
6. Pickle Juice Delivers Antioxidants and Nutrients Too
Low in calories, packed with electrolytes, high in vitamin C and calcium, pickle juice can be an excellent way to boost your health and manage weight. Better still, all of the antioxidants and nutrients are more readily absorbed in the body due to the acidic content of the pickle juice.
All information detailing benefits of consuming pickle juice is provided by 'New Health Advisor' - click here for a link to their website for a huge variety of ways to feel better and 'cure what ails you'.