Pickle juice doesn’t exactly sound appealing, at least not to me, but apparently it’s got some pretty cool health benefits. One of the most important is that it’s thought to boost digestion and immune function, as well as reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
According to Medical News Today, all of these benefits are thanks to the probiotics and antioxidants in pickle juice. It’s important to note that “only fermented pickles contain beneficial bacteria. You would normally find fermented pickles in the refrigerated food section of the grocery store, while the unrefrigerated shelf is more likely to have vinegar-preserved pickles,” says the source.