March 20, 2019 3 Comments
Alright, let's be real. We all love pickles and us more adventurous ones will down the brine, too! Even though we already know you love pickles, we thought we'd educate on a few more reasons why you should sip on the leftover brine:
1.) Pickle back shots! I mean, how can you go wrong here?
.......kidding (kinda) ;D Now to the real facts.
Healthline shared an awesome article on the benefits, and we love what they had to say:
1.) Can help with hydration! When you become dehydrated, your body needs electrolytes, too. Pickle juice has sodium and some potassium. (this means it can also help with hangovers!)
2.) Can decrease muscle cramping. According to a study conducted in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, pickle juice was an effective way in reducing muscle cramping.
3.) Its essentially free! Although you're buying the pickles, the brine is something that typically go to waste. Get the most bang for your buck by consuming both.
4.) It can control blood sugar levels. The Journal of Diabetes Research posted a study that showed consuming vinegar before a meal helped control blood sugar in type 2 diabetics.
Research has shown the benefits of pickle juice, and we think you all should take a shot of this amazing liquid.
*For those with high blood pressure, be conscious of sodium intake.