Category: Science

  • Pickle Juice for Cramps: Does It Work?

    Pickle Juice for Cramps: Does It Work?

    Medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo, LDN, RD, specialty in nutrition, on September 12, 2019m| Written by Adrian White What does pickle juice have to do with cramps? Pickle juice has become a popular remedy for leg cramps over the years — specifically for the cramps runners and athletes get after a workout. Some athletes swear…

  • Why Does My Body Crave Pickle Juice?

    Why Does My Body Crave Pickle Juice?

    Maria Cristina Lalonde | posted April 26, 2019 You may have polished off the very last dill pickle, but don’t toss the jar just yet. The briny solution left behind in your pickle jar is chock full of electrolytes, nutrients, and antioxidants. Athletes have been chugging pickle juice to improve performance for centuries, and legend…

  • Is Pickle Juice Good for You?

    Is Pickle Juice Good for You?

    The idea of a sugar-free sports drink sounds great—but first, let’s look at the science. By Sam Silverman May 17, 2019 Pickles are a household staple and can be found in the depths of many refrigerators. The juicy spears typically accompany your burger and fries to add some salty zest to your meal. But you may…

  • Is Pickle Juice Becoming A New Craze In The Chronic Kidney Disease Community For Dialysis Patients?

    Is Pickle Juice Becoming A New Craze In The Chronic Kidney Disease Community For Dialysis Patients?

    Save a life! learn more here As many Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis have experienced, muscle cramps are a common complication during Dialysis Treatments. In fact, “cramps occur in 1/3 to 2/3 of all Dialysis patients,” according to Dr. Paul Kellerman (Wisconsin Dialysis). The exact cause of cramps in Dialysis patients is usually…

  • The Science Behind Everyone’s New Obsession With Pickle Juice

    The Science Behind Everyone’s New Obsession With Pickle Juice

    By Lana Bandoim | Forbes Contributor | Sep 21, 2018 From deep-fried pickles to dill pickle chips, pickles in different varieties are showing up on more menus and grocery store shelves. At the Natural Products Expo East, the trend continued this year with the Pickle Juice Company featuring pickle juice sports drinks. There are many…

  • Frozen pickle juice reduces mealtime glycemia in healthy adults

    Frozen pickle juice reduces mealtime glycemia in healthy adults

    By Carol S Johnston and Christy L AppelNutrition, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZPublished Online: 1 Apr 2009 Abstract The antiglycemic effect of 20 g vinegar ingested at mealtime is well characterized; yet chronic vinegar ingestion is impracticable due to esophageal discomfort and astringent taste. Vinegar is more palatable when incorporated in a food matrix. This…

  • Gastric emptying after pickle-juice ingestion in rested, euhydrated humans.

    Gastric emptying after pickle-juice ingestion in rested, euhydrated humans.

    More research for our science buffs! J Athl Train. 2010 Nov-Dec;45(6):601-8. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-45.6.601.Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58108- 6050, USA. kevin.c.miller@ndsu.edu Abstract CONTEXT: Small volumes of pickle juice (PJ) relieve muscle cramps within 85 seconds of ingestion without significantly affecting plasma variables. This effect may be neurologic…

  • Drinking Pickle Juice: 10 Reasons It’s All the Rage

    Drinking Pickle Juice: 10 Reasons It’s All the Rage

    Medically reviewed by Natalie Butler, RD, LD on May 3, 2016 — Written by Alli Rainey At first, drinking pickle juice might sound kind of gross. But there are several reasons to consider it. Athletes have been sipping this briny beverage for years. Experts didn’t know all the reasons why pickle juice was good to…

  • The unusual ‘sports drink’ and other tricks football players use to beat the heat during early-season games

    The unusual ‘sports drink’ and other tricks football players use to beat the heat during early-season games

    John Roach | AccuWeather | Sep 24, 2019, 10:50 AM The NFL is a notorious copycat league with each team “borrowing” whatever works from other teams. So it was no surprise to see the Philadelphia Eagles throw shade, of sorts, on its own players seated on the bench during Sunday’s game in Philly. As the…

  • Muscle Cramps: Causes and Remedies Based on Latest Science

    Muscle Cramps: Causes and Remedies Based on Latest Science

    CTS Coach Corrine Malcolm lays down the latest science When it comes to cramping, especially exercise-associated muscle cramping (EAMC) almost everyone has a story. A story about that one time, in that one race, where that one muscle seized. Exercise-associated muscle cramps are defined as painful spasms, and involuntary contractions of skeletal muscles that occur…