By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
Pickle juice is trending for 2018. If you think I’m joking, I’m not! Pickle-flavored foods are hitting the market too, including chips, beer, candy canes, soup and sodas. Places like Sonic Drive-In are hoping to make pickle slushies the “it” drink this summer, as this sweet and sour drink will be added to the menu.
Before you go rushing off to buy your pickle-flavored something, remember to look at the ingredients and how much sugar, salt and other potential unwanted ingredients are featured in these products.
The concept of drinking pickle juice for health isn’t entirely unfounded. Over the years some Rebooters have shared about drinking pickle juice while doing a juice-only reboot. They say that drinking the juice from their jar of pickles has helped their energy stay up and their appetite down.
This juice is perfectly fine to consume, in small quantities. In fact, it’s an easy way to up your sodium, which helps to keep the water in the cells. It offers electrolytes and the strong flavor can help keep the appetite at bay.
While doing a juice-only Reboot, your sodium intake can decline. Adding in extra sodium via broth or pickle juice can be an easy way to naturally increase your levels.
Here’s what to look for in your pickle juice.
Want to make your own healthy pickle-based drink? Try this recipe.
Homemade Pickle Juice
It’s easy to make up your own pickle drink with some dill pickle juice, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and a little honey to enjoy the benefits of pickle juice.
Mix all ingredients and enjoy!