Should You Be Drinking Pickle Juice?

No longer the forgotten step-sister to pickles, pickle juice is forging her own path as a newly hailed superfood...


Written by: Janet Early

Should You Be Drinking Pickle Juice?

No longer the forgotten step-sister to pickles, pickle juice is forging her own path as a newly hailed superfood.

It’s true. Athletes and nutrition geeks everywhere are hailing the nutritional powers of pickle juice. Say whaaat?

What Pickle Juice Can Do For You:

    • Prevents dehydration. Pickle juice refills your salt levels, which stops you from becoming dehydrated. Some people even swear by it as a hangover remedy!
    • Replenishes electrolytes. Many athletes have begun consuming pickle juice after a workout to promote recovery and muscle growth.
    • Relieves muscle cramps. The magnesium and vinegar content in pickle juice can help to ease muscle cramps, helping you to workout harder and recover more successfully.
    • Eases PMS symptoms. Yep, pickle juice helps with those cramps, too!
    • Fuels your workout. The National Institutes of Health found that consuming high-sodium drinks before exercising can improve thermoregulation (the internal regulation process that stabilizes core temperature) and overall workout performance.
    • Provides relief from heartburn.

How Much Pickle Juice Should You Drink?

To ease muscle cramps and refuel after a workout, drink 2.5 ounces after exercising. According to the New York Times, you will likely experience reduced muscle cramping within a minute and a half. Furthermore, Livestrong reports that “Drinking pickle juice appears to reduce cramping about 45 percent faster than just drinking water”.

So, the next time you finish your jar of pickles, think twice before pouring that golden juice down the drain. Instead, try incorporating it into your pre or post-workout routine and see if it works for you!

Would you try pickle juice to improve YOUR health? Please share your thoughts on the salty juice trend in the comments below!

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Janet Early

Janet Early

Janet Early is a health enthusiast living in Los Angeles and working as a researcher for a major television company. An aspiring writer, Janet discovered her passion for wholesome nutrition and natural healing while navigating the struggles of balancing food sensitivities in a modern world. In addition to nutrition, she enjoys traveling, storytelling and embarking on daily adventures.
Janet Early


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