Is Drinking Pickle Juice Good For You, Might Have Health Benefits
I always heard as a kid that drinking pickle juice was good for you. I always drank the juice when the pickles were gone from our house when I was a kid. It’s claimed to enhance exercise performance, help control blood sugar and more. So, I did that into my adult life. I don't know if it helped me but I thought it did, till someone said, ew, people put their fingers in there to get pickles.
Ok, I still drink the juice from pickles, I know where my pickles have been. Is it good for you? Well, I'm going to set the record straight.
However, it’s also high in salt.
So is pickle juice really as healthy as it’s claimed to be? This article sets the record straight.
According to Authority Nutrition Here’s what you can expect to find in 3.5 oz (100 ml) of pickle juice (1):
Carbs: 0.4 grams.
Calcium: 1–5% of the RDI.
Sodium: 50–115% of the RDI.
Potassium: 3% of the RDI.
Magnesium: 3% of the RDI.
Probiotics: Up to 10,700 colony-forming units per 3.5 oz (100 ml) (2).
Bottom Line: Pickle juice contains trace amounts of carbs, minerals and sometimes probiotic bacteria. It is also very high in sodium.
There are claims it can help sunburn, cure hangovers, help you perform better in sports, help stomach pain, and cure diseases. None of them are true. I have found out doing a little research that pickle juice does stop cramps. If you are one of those people like me and you wake up to huge muscle cramps in your legs, drink some pickle juice.
As for curing cancer, or stopping the common cold. Not True!!