When You Eat Too Many Pickles, This Is What Happens
By AIMEE LAMOUREUX
A crunchy pickle can be delicious and contain vital vitamins like A and K that help boost the immune system, strengthen vision, and improve bone health. However, the tasty snack has the flaw of having too much salt, which can lead to health issues.
One single dill pickle contains two-thirds of the recommended daily sodium intake and can be detrimental to your health, especially for those with high blood pressure or kidney issues. Excessive salt can cause water retention and swelling leading to a spike in blood pressure which can increase the risk of stroke, cancer, and heart attack.
Kidneys are vital for filtering excess sodium out of the body, so too many pickles could overtax the organs that must work harder to return the body to its normal sodium levels. Pickles have a good deal of health-boosting vitamins and antioxidants but are ultimately a food best enjoyed in moderation.