Lovers of pickle juice now have another reason to celebrate.
When it comes to pickle juice, you either love it or you hate it. I know people in both camps, but personally I could do without it, even though I remember craving it when I had baby #2.
Pickle juice is something that most people throw away after they have eaten all the included pickles. Fortunately for those of you who love home remedies however, there are actually some health benefits to keeping the stuff around.
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-For upset tummies, the acidic vinegar in pickle juice can actually balance the pH in your stomache and soothe your ailment.
-For hangovers, the salty brine can actually help the body bounce back from a night of puking.
-Pickle juice can actually sooth an itchy bug bite, or rash. Just be sure to moisturize after, so the salt doesn’t dry out your skin.
-A few spoonfuls of pickle juice have been known to sooth muscle cramps because it is loaded with potassium and electrolytes.
-During a workout, drinking pickle juice can actually help keep you hydrated. This works because the salt in the brine helps your body hold on to the water in your cells. I wouldn’t suggest drinking a jar every time you hit the gym, but spiking your water with it doesn’t hurt.
-Pickle juice can ease recovery time after a hard workout because of the potassium, and the vinegar it contains helps with metabolism and appetite suppression to help you reach your weight loss goals.
So, basically if you have been looking for an excuse to drink pickle juice like it’s water, congratulations, you can now blame your addiction on your health.