Danger! Co-host Ken Jennings enlightened and disgusted viewers as he revealed his surprise hangover cure.
On Wednesday’s episode, reigning champion Stephen Webb took on Govind Dandekar and Gwen Lockman, and the latter grimaced as she was forced to reply.
Lockwood chose the $400 Hair of the Dog theme and was faced with the response: “Nolan Ryan treated blisters with brine, also called this juice, and for internal use, the electrolytes may help with your symptoms.”
She guessed right, “What is pickle juice?” as Jennings told her, “Yeah, pickle juice for a hangover, that gets you to $1,300 and that brings us to our first break.”
He then turned to the camera to address viewers watching at home directly.
“Go to the fridge for a nice cold glass of pickle juice and come right back,” Jennings explained.
fans of Danger! weren’t sure whether to applaud the co-host for his tip or be outraged.
“‘Go to the fridge for a nice, cold glass of pickle juice.’ Ken Jennings causes vomiting before first break #Jeopardy,” one viewer tweeted.
Another added: “Jeopardy just taught me that pickle juice is good for a hangover. I thought I’d pass this along. It’s also good for marathon runners.”
And a third wrote: “EWW Pickle Juice Gelatin…”
It turns out that pickle juice has many benefits beyond curing a hangover.
“Cucumber juice contains electrolytes in the form of a lot of sodium and some potassium and magnesium, so you can use it as a natural electrolyte,” said functional medicine nutritionist Camille Skoda Cleveland Clinic.
“It can help rehydrate after exercise.”
Cucumber juice also appears to be good for regulating blood sugar, aiding in weight loss, and is packed with antioxidants.
“You can get some antioxidants from cucumber juice, but eating the cucumber is more beneficial,” Skoda explained.
The nutritionist added that the type of pickle you choose is critical to creating the perfect juice.
“Cucumber juice has some benefits, but it really depends. The type of pickle juice is important. Likewise, the health benefits you want to achieve,” Skoda said.
“A jar full of colorings and preservatives won’t give you those benefits.”
Webb managed to remain champion at the end of the game and pocket $20,000, taking his seven-day winnings to $175,200.