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Can Pickle Juice Prevent Muscle Cramps?

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  • Pickles start as cucumbers, which are technically a fruit, related to both the melon and squash plant families
  • One cup of chopped cucumbers provides several powerful vitamins and minerals, including vitamins K and C, pantothenic acid, manganese, potassium and magnesium, which help fight inflammation, promote heart health and combat infections
  • Cucumbers are triterpenoids, meaning they are plants with natural, cancer-killing compounds. When pickled, the vinegar offers additional nutritional value, and when fermented, they offer probiotic advantages
  • Some claim there are benefits to drinking pickle juice such as easing muscle cramps, balancing the acids in your stomach and decreasing blood sugar spikes and topically soothing sunburn pain

By Dr. Mercola

Pregnant women aren’t the only ones with an occasional hankering for pickles. The sharp, salty and briny deliciousness of these crunchy cucumbers is a favorite worldwide.

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