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What happens if you eat too many pickles?

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Eating a lot of pickles may cause nausea, weight gain or dehydration as a result of the high amount of sodium they contain. High sodium intake can also lead to high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.

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Five dill pickle spears contain the recommended amount of sodium intake per day, and 1 cup of dill slices contains just under that amount. Some brands offer low-sodium versions, which can help balance a person's diet. Pickles also contain notable amounts of fiber and iron and small amounts of potassium and vitamins C and K. They are low in calories and fat as well.

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