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Pickle juice is not only delicious, but it has been used to fight against all the hangover symptoms.
Pickle juice contains important minerals that can replenish electrolyte levels after a night of heavy drinking! Here's what it can do for you:
Pickle juice contains electrolytes
As alcohol acts as a diuretic and increases urine production, drinking too much can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances, which may contribute to hangover symptoms.
Pickle juice also contains potassium and sodium, which can be lost due to excessive alcohol intake. A small study showed that drinking pickle juice after exercising did not increase blood sodium levels. Still, it did encourage fluid intake, which could be beneficial for dehydration.
Don’t drink too much, it can be harmful
Pickle juice is high in sodium, it contains 230 mg in just 2 tablespoons (30 mL). If you consume high amounts of sodium, it can increase fluid retention which can lead to issues such as swelling, bloating, and puffiness
Additionally, the acetic acid in pickle juice may worsen certain digestive issues, including gas, bloating, stomach pain, and diarrhea. Bear this in mind if you decide to try drinking pickle juice to treat a hangover, be sure not to drink more than 2–3 tablespoons (30–45 mL) and discontinue use if you experience any adverse effects.
Other hangover remedies
Stay hydrated. A lesson you usually learn after your 30s: one glass of whatever drink you are having, one glass of water. This is game-changing.
Eat a good breakfast. Low blood sugar levels can worsen hangover symptoms like headache, dizziness, and fatigue. To eat a big breakfast first thing in the morning can settle your stomach and balance your blood sugar levels.
Sleep. Alcohol intake can disrupt sleep, which may contribute to hangover symptoms. If you sleep you help your body recover so you can go asap to the normal version of yourself.