For a professional athlete, staying fit is always a necessity if they have to be on the top of their respective sports. While the performance on the field can take a toll on athletes’ body, they rely on health drinks to replenish their body and bring more energy to last long in the game. The trends of consuming sports drink is slowly changing as athletes are now hooked onto a new drink called ‘Pickle Juice’.
Well, it may not be the first choice of refreshment, but off late the sports stars have been clearly getting their hands on the drink. Arsenal star Lucas Torreira was seen taking the juice during Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea, although he spat out its contents.
In the Australian Open last Sunday, unseeded American tennis player Frances Tiafoe revealed pickle juice helped him overcome Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the last 16.
Team India cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara was also caught having the juice after he went down with cramp during the First Test in Adelaide against Australia.
Well, you must be wondering as to why athletes are consuming it and how it is helping them on the field? According to website Healthline, the drink can be really effective in many ways.
Relaxing muscle cramps
Staying long time on the field can lead to dehydration and low fluid inside the body can lead to cramps, which makes it difficult for athletes to perform better. According to a study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, this juice can provide faster relief from muscle cramps.
Helps athlete to stay hydrated for longer time
Water is definitely a good option to keep yourself hydrated after a workout, but a drink that contains sodium and potassium is an ideal thing to consume as it can make the hydration process much faster and will remain that way.
The juice contains a major amount of vitamins C and E, which are the two key antioxidants that helps in boosting the immune system.
Controls blood sugar levels
Uncontrolled blood sugar can cause serious health problems such as blindness, heart damage, and kidney damage. Consuming the juice before the meal can help in controlling blood sugar levels for people having type 1 and 2 diabetes.
This juice has been best-kept secrets among athletes till now, but expect this juice to become the favourite of athletes across the globe very soon.