Eating too many pickles or drinking too much pickle juice can make you sick, due to all the sodium. That could mean higher blood pressure, stomach cramps, bloating, indigestion, water retention, diarrhea, or gas.
Including pickles in your diet as a healthy snack can help you shed pounds, thanks to their low calorie count. A cup of dill pickles — regular or low sodium — has just 17 calories. Even if you're following a very restricted diet of 1,200 calories per day, that's less than 2 percent of your daily calorie allowance.