Don’t be sour, we are only speaking about a connection between pickles and cramping, achy and sore muscles. I am someone who had their first pickle at 28, if you can believe that! I can’t believe that I was missing out on such a tasty and healthy food this whole time. As someone who likes doing research (as you can probably tell by now), I wanted to learn more about what kinds of pickle flavors were out there. It was during this hunt, I found some mini bottles of pickle juice, said to be some kind of instant relief for muscle cramps. Looking further into this cure, there were even pickle flavored ice pops that were offering that same relief. Recently, my father was very ill and became dehydrated.
Thankfully, he is doing well now but, when the sickness got bad, his legs and fingers would violently cramp up. I believe that, due to the lack of water he was drinking, his muscles did not have what they needed to function properly. He has always loved drinking pickle juice and tried some to help alleviate what had become a scary symptom of his illness. One big bonus to using pickle juice to treat muscle cramps is not having to worry about extra calories and sugars, as pickle juice is usually calorie free.
As I have recently learned, the juice of pickles is high in electrolytes, essential for giving your entire body ready to stay moving. Certain brands will even contain higher amounts of electrolytes than many of the big sports drinks you will find. I have seen the mini bottles of pickle juice available online, although I wonder if it would just be cheaper to buy a big jar pf pickles and save the juice. If you are someone who suffers from muscle cramps, having a big jar of pickles nearby could get rid of that pain quickly. Before all of the information was released about pickle juice being such a sought after option for protection from aches and pains, I had another use for this wonder drink. Suffering from headaches, that often will progress into migraines, you know that I have tried many different home remedies.
Whereas most of these remedies couldn’t do too much to touch my headache, pour out the juice from some pickles that were in my fridge knocked out the pain in about ten minutes. If I hadn’t known better, I would have falsely assumed that this craze of pickle juice was all a bunch of hype. You aren’t just reading about one man’s discovery that pickles are great for anyone who is always on the go, science backs up these claims. It has been shown, in many different studies, that pickle brine is great for a remedy from sore and aching muscles, often resulting in painful cramps. If you are like I was for most of my life and have never tried a pickle before, be warned, it could be an acquired taste. One thing is for certain, you have got to be prepared that you will not be drinking a sugary sweet type beverage. If you do reach for a pickle flavored beverage to cure your cramps, be ready for a salty and sour tasting product that is best when drank quickly. You don’t have to be under the weather to enjoy this sort of treat, it will carry the most value for long-distance runners and hikers but can be used by just about anyone.