Why does it help so much? Pickle juice contains salt, calcium chloride and vinegar, in addition to flavorings (dill, bread & butter, etc). And don't forget the cucumbers which play an important part in the effects of pickle juice. So, with all these ingredients mixed together you can't go wrong.
I personally have been drinking pickle juice for many years to help settle my stomach or just when I don't feel all that great. Getting past the taste, for some, is going to be the real challenge, but there again, personally I enjoy the taste. When I buy pickles I usually buy the largest container of pickles I can find. It is more economical and you get a lot more pickle juice in the larger container, comparatively speaking.
Mom told me that when she was young, grandmother would give her vinegar and honey when she had an upset stomach, which is basically pickle juice with a sweetener. So I guess those old home remedies are better than you could imagine, and they have been around for a very long time.
You should never throw away pickle juice. There are so many uses for it. It can be used in salads, marinades and other recipes. And for you drinkers out there, it is great for hangovers, for the same reasons it is good for athletes that sweat a lot. It gives back what the body has lost or/and needs.
Sauerkraut juice is also good in many of the ways of pickle juice is, and it taste good with certain meals. It is also used in marinades for pork and other meats.
For a lot of us southerners using pickled pepper sauce on turnip greens, is a delight.
The same could be said for vinegar over cabbage and corned beef. You might even want to try pickle juice mixed in mayo for your potato salad. Even mixing pickle and pickled pepper juices with olive oil can be a different treat for salads.
There are so many uses for these juices, from marinades and sauces, to dip and soups, and don't forget to drink it occasionally. Some people even put it on some plants, but I am not going to recommend this to anyone. I would rather drink it.
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