One Major Effect Pickle Juice Has on Your Gut

If you're a pickle lover, you may enjoy a glass of pickle juice occasionally. Science says that eating pickles and their pungent juice 

Some believe pickle juice is a natural tonic for digestive acid difficulties like severe acid reflux, according to Healthline.

he site says research is inconclusive because pickle juice helps some acid and indigestion sufferers but not others.

Continue reading for the scientific explanation why pickle juice may be helpful for your gut. See also This Popular Juice May Reduce Inflammation, Science Says.

Research suggests pickles contain Lactobacillus, according to Healthline. A healthy gut microbiome contains lactobacillus, a probiotic microbe.

Sauerkraut, yogurt, and kimchi include these gut-friendly bacteria. Lactobacillus forms during pickling fermentation.

So, eating pickles or pickle juice may boost intestinal bacteria. Our source adds that they may help some with stomach acid issues.

This 2017 study indicates that pickle fermentation produces "large amounts" of Lactobacillus species that "are important for the digestion

 grains and vegetables, and... help to enhance human nutrition by providing vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates."

The study also suggested pickles may contain antioxidants and other compounds that fight cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol, and more.

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