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Pickle juice possesses two potent antioxidant vitamins, C and E. A Spanish study found that these antioxidants can protect against infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Antioxidants are valuable in protecting molecules in the body from damage by free radicals, according to Dr. Ahuja. “The vitamins are also far more readily absorbed in the body due to the acidic content of the pickle juice.”
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According to a study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, pickle juice can help aid in your weight loss goals thanks to the main component in vinegar—which is acetic acid. The researchers found that the acid seems to interfere with the body’s ability to digest starch. This interference results in less starch being broken down into calories in the bloodstream.
An animal study, published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, concluded that rats fed acetic acid were more resistant to obesity than rats who did not consume the acid.
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Having high blood sugar levels can lead to type 2 diabetes, along with a variety of other chronic diseases. Vinegar has been found to be beneficial in lowering blood sugar levels by improving the body’s response to insulin and dramatically reducing blood sugar levels after meals.
One study, published in the Journal of Diabetes Research found that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal works to stabilize a person’s blood sugar levels after eating for people with type 2 diabetes.