Had a little too much fun celebrating Thirsty Thursday yesterday? This is for you: pickles cure hangovers. Yup, the salty snack that comes with your deli sandwich every day can actually make that horrible feeling you’ve had all morning go away.

It might be hard to believe but, we’ve done it, and it works. The reason we feel so awful after a night of drinking is because we are incredibly dehydrated. Sometimes drinking gallons of water the next morning just doesn’t make you feel better as quickly as you need it to, and that’s when you need a pickle, or if you’re desperate, a shot of pickle juice. The vinegar and salt in pickles and pickle juice helps to provide a quick build up of water in your body, which is exactly what it needs.

This easily translates to a hangover prevention method, one of our absolute favorites, doing pickle back shots the night before.