Pickles (cucumber, ginger, seaweed, radish) deliver the benefits of vinegar and spices with it. Drinking pickle juice has become a trend because of touted benefits related to muscle cramps, weight loss, diabetes, and more. Pickled vegetables are also a favourite of those following a ketogenic diet, who might need more sodium to manage electrolyte balance. They can boost your intake of antioxidants. The natural antioxidants found in all fruits and vegetables help in the fight against free radicals. Free radicals are unstable chemicals that form naturally in the body and are linked to problems such as heart disease and cancer. Cooking any food can break down heat sensitive nutrients, including antioxidants. Pickling raw vegetables and fruits preserves their antioxidant power. Electrolytes are salts that the body needs for healthy functioning. When a person experiences dehydration, they may also lose electrolytes. Pickles are high in sodium, and so they are also high in electrolytes. Theoretically, this suggests that pickles might be an option for restoring electrolytes to people who have a fever, are vomiting, or who are dehydrated. Some athletes swear by pickle juice to restore their electrolytes following a workout. There is no evidence that drinking pickle juice is a better option than water or electrolyte drinks. However, for someone who enjoys pickle juice, a small amount may be a tasty alternative. At Sushi Kenzen, we believe in a balanced and healthy diet and that’s why we substitute pickled vegetables as part of our ingredients to provide you a healthy option for the energetic you everyday.