Here's Why You Shouldn't Throw Out Leftover Pickle Juice

Here's Why You Shouldn't Throw Out Leftover Pickle Juice



Most of us probably eat the pickles and dump
the juice that's left in the jar. What good is it anyway, right? Actually, it's plenty good, and here's why
you should hang on to that pickle juice. Did you know that pickle juice has been proven
to have some serious health benefits to those who drink it? It might sound like one of those weird, super-trendy
things people in the know just kind of do, but it's not just a fad. According to Healthline, there are some scientifically
proven ways drinking pickle juice is actually good for you, and it'll pay to keep those
jars in the fridge long after the actual pickles are gone especially if you're making it a
point to exercise more and especially if you're doing it in the heat. That's because research done through a joint
study between North Dakota State University and Brigham Young University found that pickle
juice was surprisingly good at rehydrating the body after exercise, and was one of the
best ways to reduce cramping. They also found that for people who were putting
themselves through strenuous or long workouts, particularly during hot weather, pickle juice
worked way better than water when it came to replenishing liquids lost through sweating. They surmise it has something to do with the
combination of sodium and vinegar found in most pickles, and yes, that means you might
not want to chug that entire jar if you're on a low-sodium diet. "lot of salt in a pickle? Alright, let me rinse it, let me rinse it
off." But on the other hand, you just might be able
to use it to fill that reusable water bottle with something super effective. Bonus? It's not going to negate all the hard work
you just did, as it's fat free and if you choose your pickles wisely can be low-calorie. It's also cheaper than any of those trendy
sports drinks you can get. There's some other good news here, too. The vinegar in that pickle juice has also
been linked to making weight loss efforts much more successful, to helping regulate
blood sugar levels, and to keeping your digestive system happy by maintaining a healthy balance
of good bacteria in your stomach. And that's a big deal, because gut flora impacts
everything from our immune systems to keeping our metabolism on track. Pickle juice is also great because most varieties
contain valuable antioxidants specifically vitamins C and E and those are going to help
boost your immune system, too. Cold and flu season doesn't stand a chance
against your favorite refrigerator pickles! And finally, this potent juice can also help
freshen your breath. Weird, right? You can thank the antibacterial properties
of dill and vinegar for this one, even though you might still never think to swish with
some pickle juice before you head out in public. If you're shocked that pickle juice has so
much going for it, you're definitely not alone. So, here's the next question: What if you
can't quite bring yourself to just chug it straight? The next time a recipe calls for apple cider
or white vinegar, try swapping in pickle juice. It works great in things like salad dressing,
barbecue sauce, steak or chicken marinades, and tartar sauce. Oh, and the next time you're boiling potatoes? Use some pickle juice for a completely new
flavor. But are all pickle juices are created equal? Not quite. Healthline says there's a few things you should
look for if you're planning on putting that pickle juice to good use, and the first is
figuring out whether or not they were fermented. Fermented foods will give you some added benefits
they're an anti-inflammatory, immune system booster, and digestive aid. But even if your pickles aren't fermented,
you're still getting all the good stuff that comes from the vinegar. They also suggest that you might want to consider
reaching for dill pickles. That's because the dill in that juice has
been linked to lowering cholesterol, and that might just be the tastiest way to fight heart
disease we've ever heard of. "It has been decided. We are now the Pickle Party" Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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32 comments

  1. Boi, pickles taste like defeating the ender dragon, or getting the winner winner chicken dinner, and getting the #1 victory Royale. I like snacking on pickles, and I once joked about eating pickles instead of drinking water

    -this comment was paid for by the pickles gang

  2. QUESTION:

    What about Sauerkraut juice. I only ask because I like the reuben sandwich, and I put sauerkraut in the reuben and the"squeezings" are left after I use the sauerkraut.

  3. There is no such thing as an "immune system booster". Either it is working correctly (Yay!), or it isn't. If your immune system is working above normal levels, that means you have an autoimmune disease.

  4. I've been doing a shot of pickle juice every day for 5 years and eating a pickle.It has helped me lose weight and I don't have heartburn anymore

  5. I buy Clausen pickles which are a little more expensive, but I love them. When I am done with the pickles I go buy a couple of cucumbers, slice them up and put them in the pickle juice. 3 or 4 days later you have wonderful pickles that frankly taste better than the originals because the cucumber is much fresher. Give it a try.

  6. I hang on to it for pickleback shots! A shot of high quality Irish whiskey with a chaser of pickle juice. If you like whiskey and pickles, try it out and thank me later! (:

  7. Saying to check if your pickles are fermented: most grocery stores don't carry fermented pickles so don't bother checking that jar of Bick's or Vlasic… and fermented pickles are usually three or more times the price of "regular" pickles.

  8. Awesome I have been drinking pickle juice since I was a kid. Now I can finally justify it. Adding garlic and a little horseradish when you first open the jar will make pickles and Juice much tastier

  9. No one is drinking pickle juice for these minimal benefits when other products do the same thing that aren’t disgusting

  10. I'm literally like the only guy that physically takes out the pickles and tomatoes out of their burger.

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