Pickle juice may help lessen muscle cramps in athletes, according to Picklelicious. The juice includes salt, vinegar, water and calcium chloride. It may help replace salt and other electrolytes lost when athletes sweat during exercise, notes student research from Vanderbilt University.
Anecdotal evidence indicates that the juice, which is combined with cucumbers to make pickles, has helped professional football players lessen cramping when competing in hot weather, the Vanderbilt University research notes. Despite claims of pickle manufacturers, little scientific evidence supports the use of the juice as an athletic drink to prevent muscle cramps and dehydration. Salt can help with dehydration but does not have to come from pickle juice, according to the director of the Sports Medicine Center at Vanderbilt University.Learn More
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Orange juice is healthy in moderation. It is a good source of vitamin C and also contains other important nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium, thiamin and folate. It is also fat-free and low in sodium. However, an 8-ounce glass has 110 calories, so moderation is advised.Full Answer >
Although orange juice is perceived as being healthy, it actually isn't, according to Authority Nutrition. A glass of orange juice is high in calories and contains nearly as much sugar as a can of soda.Full Answer >
Drinking too much cranberry juice can cause a mild case of upset stomach and possibly diarrhea. Drinking over 1 liter a day for a prolonged period can sometimes lead to kidney stones. Since some cranberry juices are sweetened with sugar, it's important for diabetics to find juices that use artificial sweeteners instead, according to RxList.Full Answer >