You have to stop throwing away pickle juice, since that it is even healthier and much more useful than the pickles themselves.
Pickle juice usually contains vinegar, onion, garlic, sugar, andsalt, but sometimes it can contain turmeric, celery seed, cloves, and dill. Besides preserving the veggies fresh, the pickle juice also provides a wide variety of health benefits. Here they are!
BENEFITS OF THE PICKLE JUICE
- Soothes sunburn
Besides the aloe Vera gel, which works amazingly for sunburn, pickle juice can also help soothe itching or stinging. The vinegar and salt that thejuice contains can relieve the stinging sensation in just a second!
- Eases heartburn
Heartburn happens after eating something acidic or spicy. The vinegar in the pickle juice supports the production of the natural antacids which consecutively balances the acidity in the body and as a result eases the heartburn.
- Relaxes the muscles
The electrolytes are micronutrients that carry and electric charge and are of greatest importance for everyone, especially for those persons who work out frequently and lose the electrolytes through sweating. Lack of electrolytes can cause muscle cramps and the pickle juice is a great source of electrolytes, meaning that only severalspoonfuls of pickle juice diluted in some water can help relax the muscles almost instantly.
- Adds flavor
Add some veggies such ascarrots, red onions, or broccoliin a jar of pickle juice and leave them during the night. This simple trick adds flavor and a unique zesty taste!
- Treats sore throat
Gargling a warm salt water works amazingly when it comes to sore throat as it balances the pH levels and destroys germs. Pickle juice is able to provide the same effect, with the additional benefits of the vinegar.
- Cleans copper pans
Acetic acid in the vinegar infiltrates deeply in the grime while the salt and acid react to bring them their original shine. Therefore, the next time you find it very difficult to clean the copper pan,you justput some pickle juice and remove the dull color and char.
- Fertilizes the plants
Many plants, including hydrangeas and rhododendrons need acidic soil for growing. Hydrangeas are usually blue, but they are changing their color depending on the pH level of the soil. With the pickle juice you can help them grow and add color to your garden since it gives them purple color.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF DRINKING THE PICKLE JUICE?
Drinking pickle juice doesn’t cause any real or serious side effects, yet there are some conditions which might be worsened because of it. Apart from those few conditions, pickle juice is a totally safe way to improve your health.
- Avoid pickle juice when you have gout or a family history of gout. This is extremely important as drinking pickle juice might cause uric acid build up.
- You need to avoid pickle juice if you are on a low sodium diet
- The acidity of the pickle juice might interfere with some medications, so you have to make sure to consult your doctor or pharmacist before using it.