Have you ever heard of these effects of pickles? Dietician Merve Sena Nazlı said that pickles have a protective effect against cancer, colds and flu.
Dietician Merve Sena Nazlı said that pickles, one of the oldest methods used to preserve foods, are very beneficial for health.
Explaining that pickles have a high vitamin and mineral content derived from fruits and vegetables, they have a protective effect against cold and flu, Nazlı said, “Pickles, a fermented food, will also help to positively affect our intestinal flora due to its probiotic content. It will help keep our intestines strong because it contains high amounts of friendly bacteria that are beneficial for our intestines. A strong gut also means a strong immune system for us.
It has a very important place in terms of eye health because it contains vitamin A. At the same time, its vitamin is one of the vitamins that strengthen the immune system. Because of its high fiber content, pickles will prevent a rapid rise in blood sugar when consumed with meals.
"It has a protective effect against cancer"
Dietitian Nazlı stated that pickles also prolong satiety and said, “Some studies show that athletes have positive effects on the prevention of muscle cramps by drinking pickle water. It has a protective effect against heart diseases and because it is a fermented food, it has a high antioxidant content. This also has a protective effect against cancer. Of course, it is not only a single pickle type, but diversifying them has an important place for us.
A consumption with so many benefits will be enough for a healthy individual two days a week. But if they have hypertension, stomach problems or kidney disease, these people should avoid pickles. Even if we are a healthy individual, when we consume more than twice a week, it can lead to kidney diseases, hypertension and stomach problems. We need to be careful for this, ”he said.
"It has a very important place in strengthening our immunity"
Stating that there is no clear food that protects from infectious diseases, Nazlı said, “Pickles is not a food that we can say that it can protect from infectious diseases. But it has a very important place in strengthening our immunity. In terms of protection from infectious diseases, keeping our immunity strong by paying attention to social distance, use of masks and cleaning as recommended by our experts will have a very important place.