does pickle juice burn fat?

Not Medical Advice: Current research suggests that pickle juice may actually help burn fat. One study shows that 2 tbps. of vinegar before meals may help regulate insulin, lower blood sugar, and slow the digestion of carbs in the stomach. Acetic acid, the main chemical in vinegar “turns on the genes that produce proteins that help the body break down fats.” This prevents fat buildup and weight gain. Participants in the study reported a 2-lb. weight loss over the course of 4 weeks.

Pickle juice is made almost entirely of vinegar and salt. Salt tends to cause water retention. Unless you have been told to follow a low-sodium diet or that you have extremely high blood pressure, pickle juice consumed in moderation along with pickles, which are around 3 to 5 calories a piece, in place of higher calorie snacks like chips and cookies may actually help you lose weight.

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Updated on Friday, March 30 2012 at 02:09AM EDT
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