Are Pickles Good for You?

Warm weather brings more BBQs, cookouts, block parties, beach days, crawfish boils, and other occasions to gather with family and enjoy good cuisine. Most summer-themed events have pickles.

Since pickles are manufactured from cucumbers, eating them sometimes as a snack might help people satisfy their veggie needs and sneak in some crucial fiber."

Satisfy your veggie intake.

They may aid intestinal health.

Some pickles ferment, which Manaker says "results in a food that contains live probiotics."


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They may aid weight loss.

This cucumber-like snack is low in calories. You won't find many tasty snack items with 12 calories per serving.

They aid flesh & blood clotting.

Pickles, like other vegetables, contain minerals and vitamins that aid the body. "Necessary for bone health and blood clotting," pickles contain 16.8 micrograms of vitamin K.

They boost immunity.

Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and magnesium are present in modest levels.Potassium regulates fluid balance and blood pressure, and vitamin C improves immunity.

Enzymes in pickles help eyes.

Pickles include antioxidant plant pigments and vitamins. Many vegetables and fruits are green because of lutein and zeaxanthin.

Sodium may raise blood pressure.

Most store-bought pickles are heavy in sodium, which can raise blood pressure.

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