Health Benefits of Pickles

Pickling is a time-honored way of preserving foods for an extended period of time without refrigeration. Traditionally, it was used to ensure a food supply during times when fresh food would be unavailable, such as over the winter or on a long voyage. You can pickle just about anything: fruits, vegetables, even meat and fish. 

Here are a few benefits of adding pickles to your diet :

  • They contain vitamin K which supports blood clotting and bone health. A pickle spear contains about 15% of our daily needs.
  • They are packed with probiotics which support our gut microbiome and overall digestive health. All fermented foods contain these healthy bacteria.
  • It is gut friendly. It also stabilises blood sugar levels and supports metabolic health. Vinegar (which pickles are made in) can decrease blood sugar spikes after eating.
  • They are vegetables which is essential for our health and weight loss. A pickle spear equals 1/4 cup of vegetables.
  • It boosts hydration by replenishing electrolytes. Pickles contain water and sodium to help our bodies stay hydrated and store electrolytes.

Excessive intake of pickles can cause anemia, excessive thirsts, visual impairment, and may also cause osteoporosis. Know your portions. Take care.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. kittysverses says:

    Never knew this, thank you. 🙂

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    1. Garima says:

      Most welcome Kitty. Pickles that are not fermented still deliver the benefits of vinegar, spices, and cucumbers. Drinking pickle juice has become a trend because of touted benefits related to muscle cramps, weight loss, diabetes, and more. Pickles can boost your intake of antioxidants.

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  2. Wow…thats wonderful. Till now I have only heard of bad impacts of pickles. Its great to get some good news as well.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes For years, athletes have been drinking pickle juice to relieve muscle cramps after exercising, and it is one of the multiple health benefits. The juice contains vinegar, which is fermented, and good for your gut. Researchers also found that pickle juice can slow down gastric emptying.

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  3. Tamrindleaves says:

    Beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it.

      Like

      1. Tamrindleaves says:

        Pleasure

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  4. This is great because I love pickles. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Garima says:

      Excellent choice of food :):)

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  5. CattleCapers says:

    Very happy to read this. Justifies my love of pickles.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes include them more in your diet without getting stopped.

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  6. nitinsingh says:

    Fst time I hrd about benefits of pickles

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    1. Garima says:

      Let’s incorporate them in our diet 🙂

      Like

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