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 An excerpt from a news article this morning:: 

CBS Sports.com
Pickle Juice and NFL Players?

When it comes to folk remedies, professional athletes are miles ahead of the game. Whether putting butter on a burn or rubbing dirt on a cut, they'll do just about anything if they think it'll help them get through a game.

Including drinking pickle juice.

The practice of downing cucumber brine isn't a new one. It's been used for decades and got media attention back in 2000 when Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder credited pickle juice as the secret weapon that helped his team stomp the Cowboysin Texas Stadium. On that day, temperatures on the field soared above 110 degrees -- the perfect conditions for a cramp-fest.
But the Philadelphia players, dosed with the neon elixir, avoided the crippling injury and won running away, 41-14.

As it turns out, this is one of those rare occasions where the science caught up to the practice.

A study done last year at BYU proved the efficacy of the folksy curative. Subjects exercised to the point of mild dehydration and had cramps induced. Those who drank pickle juice felt relief within 85 seconds, almost twice as fast as water or other sports drinks.


I was intrigued, and googled 'pickle juice'.  And subsequently learned that it's excellent for preventing and treating hangovers!
I'll have to keep this in mind.  We have a lot of parties in the weeks ahead. It's just possible that I might need to give pickle juice a try...

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Date: 2011-12-03 02:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elmey
Hey, I see you had trouble with LJ too yesterday :) I'll wait for your report on the efficacy of the pickle juice.

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Date: 2011-12-03 01:21 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] elmey.livejournal.com
I see you've been researching again :D You know what they say about self-medication...

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Date: 2011-12-03 06:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akane42me.livejournal.com
Hee, 'research' is a much nicer word than 'horsing around, avoiding revisions to a story':)

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Date: 2011-12-03 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carabele.livejournal.com
Pickle juice? For hangovers?

Oh my, this is a case where the cure might be worse than the disease! I love pickles, but just thinking about drinking the brine gives me the heeves.

Hey, maybe that's why it's good for hangovers? Gets all that alcohol how of your system but fast! [chuckle]

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Date: 2011-12-03 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akane42me.livejournal.com
It's insane! But I tried it, I just had to! I drank 2 oz. of dill pickle juice.

Swear to god, hand over heart, it tasted like a pickle. I thought it was going to taste horrible, but I thought it was tasty. I dare you:)

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Date: 2011-12-03 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carabele.livejournal.com
Okay, I'll take you up on that after I've had a few too many on New Year's Eve. [wink]

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Date: 2011-12-04 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akane42me.livejournal.com
*g* Brave you! I salute your courage!


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