Drinking pickle juice has become popular amongst athletes. Yes, it’s exactly what it says – the salt, water and vinegar used to preserve vegetables such as gherkins.
So, why would you drink it? Athletes drink the juice to reduce muscle cramps, stay hydrated, and there are many other uninvestigated health claims such as helping lower blood sugar, and antioxidant and probiotic benefits.
You need to be careful with pickle juice because of it’s salt content and it may not be suitable for people with stomach sensitivity or gout due to acidity.