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10 Reasons to Drink Pickle Juice


Athletes have been sipping this briny beverage for years. They just knew that it seemed to help relieve cramps.

They were right. Here’s a look at 10 healthy benefits of drinking pickle juice.

1. It Soothes Muscle Cramps

Dehydrated men experienced faster relief from muscle cramps after drinking pickle juice, according to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

About 1/3 cup of pickle juice is all it took to have this effect. Pickle juice relieved cramps more than drinking the same amount of water. It also helped more than drinking nothing at all.

This could be because the vinegar in pickle juice may help with rapid pain relief. Vinegar may help stop nerve signals that make tired muscles cramp.

2. It Helps You Stay Hydrated

For most people, drinking water for hydration after a workout is fine. Water is probably all you need if you’re exercising moderately or for an hour or less.

But it’s a different story if you’re exercising hard, exercising for longer than an hour at a time, or exercising in hot climates.

Drinking something with sodium and potassium can help you get hydrated faster. Sodium is an electrolyte that you lose when you sweat. Potassium is another electrolyte lost in sweat.

Pickle juice contains a lot of sodium. It also has some potassium. After a sweaty or lengthy exercise session, sipping some pickle juice can help your body recover to its normal electrolyte levels more quickly.

Watching your sodium intake or on a low-sodium diet? Be sure to check with your doctor and dietitian about pickle juice before drinking it.

3. It's a Fate-Free Recovery Aid

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re probably not too psyched about consuming high-calorie sports drinks.

It’s still a good plan to replace lost electrolytes after exercising hard, for a long time, or in hot weather. Plus, if your muscles are cramping, you’ll probably want relief as fast as possible.

Pickle juice to the rescue! Pickle juice contains no fat, but it can have some calories. It can have anywhere from zero to 100 calories per 1-cup serving. The amount of calories depends on what’s in the pickling solution.

4. It Won't Bust Your Budget

If you already eat pickles regularly, you don’t have to spend money on sports drinks. Even if you don’t eat pickles, you can still choose pickle juice as a budget-friendly alternative to more expensive workout beverages.

You can also buy commercially prepared pickle juices marketed as sports drinks. They cost more than drinking what’s left in your pickle jar when all the pickles are gone. The upside is that you’ll know from reading the nutrition label what you’re getting in each serving.

5. It Contains Antioxidants

Pickle juice has significant amounts of vitamins C and E, two key antioxidants. Antioxidants help shield your body from damaging molecules called free radicals. Everyone gets exposed to free radicals, so having plenty of antioxidants in your diet is a good idea.

Vitamins C and E also help boost your immune system function, among other roles they play in your body.

6. It May Support your Weight Loss Efforts

Pickle juice contains lots of vinegar. Consuming a little bit of vinegar every day may help you lose weight, as reported in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry.

After 12 weeks, study participants who had consumed either about 1/2 ounce or 1 ounce of vinegar daily had lost more weight and fat than those who hadn’t consumed any vinegar.

7. It Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels

A study published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed the effects of consuming a small serving of vinegar before a meal. The vinegar helped regulate blood sugar levels after the meal in people with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with being overweight and obese.

Well-regulated blood sugar levels help keep you healthy. Lots of people have type 2 diabetes and don’t know it. Unregulated blood sugar can cause serious health problems such as blindness, heart damage, and kidney damage.

8. It Boosts Gut Health

The vinegar in pickle juice can help your belly stay healthy, too. Vinegar is a fermented food. Fermented foods are good for your digestive system. They encourage the growth and healthy balance of good bacteria and flora in your gut.

9. Dill Is Healthy

Choose dill pickle juice for more potential benefits. Dill has quercetin in it. Quercetin has cholesterol-lowering properties. A study published in Cholesterol found that dill lowered cholesterol in hamsters. It may have a similar effect in humans.

The study’s authors also mentioned that dill has many traditional medicinal uses. These include treating:

  • indigestion
  • stomach cramps
  • gas
  • other digestive ailments

10. It Sweenten Your Breath

Even if it makes your lips pucker when you drink it, a little bit of pickle juice might make for sweeter breath.

Bacteria in your mouth can cause bad breath. Both dill and vinegar have antibacterial properties. This potent combination may help freshen your breath after you drink pickle juice.

Next steps

Instead of dumping that leftover liquid from your pickle jar down the drain, consider saving it for future use.

You might even find yourself enjoying the salty flavor. Things can taste differently after you exercise than they do normally. So even if pickle juice doesn’t sound amazing right now, maybe it will hit the spot after your next workout.

Even if you don’t ever love the taste, you may end up deciding that drinking pickle juice is worth it for the health benefits.

This article was originally published by Alli Rainey on Healthline.com May 3, 2016


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.


8 Things You Should Know Before Drinking Pickle Juice

While pickles are incredibly polarizing, those who like them really love them. And whether your favorite is a deli-counter dill or a few slices of bread and butter, it's hard to deny that pickled cukes are surging in popularity right now. And for good reason&mdashthey're a healthy snack that even celebs like Chrissy Teigen love.

But what about their juice? Here's everything you need to know about the brine and all the reasons you should be drinking it. (Yes, you read that right.)

1. It can relieve muscle cramping.

Pickle juice has been proven to ease muscle aches and pains. Drinking the stuff after workouts became so popular at one time that Gatorade nearly launched its own version of the briny stuff.

2. Taking pickle-back shots is crazy fun.

If you've never had one of these, you aren't living. Outside of dancing on a table, it's quite possibly the silliest thing you'll ever do at a bar but it's one of those kitschy, "Southern" gimmicks that you have to try at least once. Who knows, maybe you'll learn to love them and get all your friends on board, too.

3. It keeps you hydrated for longer.

Sipping plain H20 is great, but a drink that contains both sodium and potassium is ideal because it will help you get hydrated faster and remain that way. They're both electrolytes that you lose when you sweat and pickle juice contains them both.

4. It's very budget-friendly.

Pickle juice can replace expensive, sugary sports drinks. And sometimes it's even free if you keep a jar of pickles in the fridge. You can even make your own by pickling cucumbers in vinegar, garlic, and salt.

5. It's more readily available than ever.

If your main argument against drinking pickle juice is that you'd have to do so out of the jar, then you have no more excuses. The briny stuff is now available in canned form for your convenience.

6. It's vitamin- and antioxidant-rich.

Pickle juice contains a decent amount of antioxidants and vitamins C and E, which help boost your immune system function, among other health-boosting roles in your body.

7. It can help you lose weight.

According to a study from Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, consuming vinegar&mdashthe main ingredient in pickle juice&mdashevery day can promote healthy weight loss.

8. It keeps your blood sugar regulated.

Research published in the Journal of Diabetes Research showed that drinking a small serving of vinegar before a meal can help regulate a person's blood sugar levels after the meal, especially for those with type 2 diabetes.