It goes with this time of year, Hot dogs, and all go with pickles? Or you might be needing the salt if you sweat a lot.
7/5/10 12:38 P
I agree with the post that said your body needed something in the pickles. I have heard that also, or it could also be association. I crave Koshser Spears when I eat hamburgers, dill chips when I eat barbecue, and hard pretzles when I am in a bar. It will pass, and it could be worse.
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5,316 7/5/10 11:43 A
Pregnant? That's what it always used to mean.
7/5/10 11:42 A
Might be the salt. I love pickles for that reason. PLus they are low in calories. I don't eat them very often anymore though.
I have never had a fied pickle spear until I came down south. Yummy! I would never have thought that it would be. Of course that's probably why I gained so much in the 13 years I have been down here. trying to stay away from the fried foods and sweet tea!
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9/16/09 3:32 P
I often crave pickles, too--dill pickles! Probably because that's the saltiest thing I can think of at the time?
9/16/09 3:13 P
You could be craving worse things.
I say have a couple.
After all pickles are Cucumbers. And the reason they are so salty is because Cucumbers can't become Pickles without salt and sugar. Which are natural preservatives.
I think it would be better to be preserved in salt and sugar. Rather than something you need a degree in Chemistry, to understand what it is.
Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 9/16/2009 (15:13)
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1,087 9/16/09 2:21 P
Both salt and vinegar are effectively electrolytes. It's basically the useful part of a sports drink without the sugar. Fairly concentrated. In the summer, when I've been sweating like crazy, I've been known to drink a few sips of the pickle juice even. Nothing like it when your body is really craving some electrolytes. It's also the most amazing throat soother if you're a singer.
I'm no scientist, but I've heard that sometimes snacking on dill pickles will get rid of a sweet craving. Either way, just be thankful that you crave them - I love them myself! It's better than craving something totally bad for you!!
My secret goofy craving is those sour onions that you put in martinis. Who knows??? LOL
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