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Meet The New Sports Drink: Pickle Juice

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Meet The New Sports Drink: Pickle Juice
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:18 pm
    Written by: Adam Watson\0020


    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 Cowboys in 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....
  2. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    :laugh2: Well, maybe now my wife will stop being so disgusted the next time I down the pickle juice from the pickle jar!

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