Promote weight loss
Africa Studio/Shutterstock 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.
Regulate blood sugar levels
WIN12_ET/Shutterstock 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.
urbazon/Shutterstock Alcohol is a diuretic, which means that the more you consume in an evening, the worse you’ll feel in the morning as it dehydrates you. (And that’s just one reason you’ll feel lousy!) Drinking pickle juice can replenish sodium and fluid, and balance electrolytes. Try drinking it in addition to lots of water to alleviate your pounding headache, nausea, incredible thirst, fatigue, and more. (Use these 17 tips to limit your drinking.)
When you wake up after a night of heavy drinking, try gulping down a 1/4 cup to help ease a hangover.