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post #1 of 36
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Does anyone here who juices ever get nauseous after drinking the juice? I sometimes do, and right now it's the worst I've ever had. I drank beet (including greens), carrot, celery, ginger juice and now I'm very, very nauseous, to the point that I threw up a little and I'm still nauseous. Any ideas of why this is and how I can prevent it in the future?
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I can't help you with how to prevent it. But I have similar experiences with any vegetable juice - carrot, beet and wheatgrass is the worst. EVERYTIME I have tried it I have literally thrown up, and not because it tasted gross, I quite liked it....



So I would be interested to see if anyone has the reason why and how to prevent it as well???
post #3 of 36
I haven't juiced in a while but I also became nauseous after drinking...don't know why. Mostly I drank any combination of carrot, beet, spinach, celery, apple.
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post #4 of 36
Drinking any sort of fruit juice tends to nauseate me pretty bad. I can eat whole fruit though without a problem. Eating too many raw veggies also makes me nauseated... so I imagine juicing them would too.
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post #5 of 36
I have read that it is usually the detoxifying effects of nutrient rich fruits and veggies or combinations of them that cause the nausea.
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I have read that it is usually the detoxifying effects of nutrient rich fruits and veggies or combinations of them that cause the nausea.



I somehow doubt this as I eat a very healthy vegan diet and even if I believed in "detoxifying," I don't think it would be happening moments after drinking the juice. I'm glad to hear that other people have felt this way too though, so it's not just me. Maybe I should dilute the juice? Maybe it has something to do with the potency?
post #7 of 36
how quickly are you drinking it, and how much at a time? maybe its just too much all at once for your body to handle. ....like how little kids get sick if they eat too much candy or rich food.



i mean, it is just juice, but if you were eating it whole, i bet it'd be a huge bunch of food. take out the fibre, and you've still got everything else in there that your body has to process.
post #8 of 36
Plus, the sugars in the juice are gonna be absorbed much more quickly than if you ate the whole vegetable. A whole lot of sugar all at once, and a belly full of liquid...



Drink slowly. Cut it with water if you need to. eat some solid food as well...
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post #9 of 36
Are any of you diluting your juices? You should be diluting them anywhere from 50% juice/50% water to 25% juice/75% water. I used to make myself sick too until I read somewhere (can't remember which book) that you should always dilute your fresh juices.
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post #10 of 36
If I drink any kind of veggie juice with beets in it, I get terribly nauseous. I can eat cooked beets just fine though.
post #11 of 36
I wonder if certain items are just hard on the stomach overall... I mean, we're not cows, we aren't necessarily made to have nothing but roughage, if you know what I mean. All that acid in the juice might be what's triggering that much upset.



Personally, I almost always have this problem when drinking straight green tea/pu-erhs/oolongs... I love it to death so I can't help myself, but after my third cup my stomach feels really uncomfortable for the rest of the day... I never throw up from it but it's rather unpleasant... Anybody else have similar reactions? Herbal teas aren't as bad... could I be sensitive to caffeine?
post #12 of 36
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I wonder if certain items are just hard on the stomach overall... I mean, we're not cows, we aren't necessarily made to have nothing but roughage, if you know what I mean. All that acid in the juice might be what's triggering that much upset.

No, there's no roughage in juice, and veg juices are alkaline. They are simply too strong when undiluted, with the exceptions of juices from vegetables already high in water content like cucumbers and celery.



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Personally, I almost always have this problem when drinking straight green tea/pu-erhs/oolongs... I love it to death so I can't help myself, but after my third cup my stomach feels really uncomfortable for the rest of the day... I never throw up from it but it's rather unpleasant... Anybody else have similar reactions? Herbal teas aren't as bad... could I be sensitive to caffeine?

Its more likely the tannic acid in teas that is upsetting your stomach.
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post #13 of 36
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Ok, I'll try diluting it next time, even though it probably won't be as tasty. I do drink it very slowly though.
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Ok, I'll try diluting it next time, even though it probably won't be as tasty. I do drink it very slowly though.

I actually love beet juice when its mixed with apple and diluted with water. Its really nice.
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post #15 of 36
Try mixing some more fruits with your juices. It might just be the taste, cause honestly lots of them taste horrible. Maybe make green smoothies instead? Or maybe start low (lots of fruit juice, little greens) then work your way up to more greens. Also, make sure the vegetables are organic



Also somebodyelse cucumbers are fruits lol

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Also somebodyelse cucumbers are fruits lol

Actually they're pepos, but I wouldn't expect anyone to know what I was talking about if I called them that.
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Actually they're pepos, but I wouldn't expect anyone to know what I was talking about if I called them that.

Yeah I dunno what that is haha.

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post #18 of 36
my Fiancee bought a Jack Lalane Juicer and we tried it and I got soooo sick from everything that we juiced...it bugged my stomach something awful...and I dont plan on doing it/drinking again.



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Yeah I dunno what that is haha.

Its a cucumber.
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post #20 of 36
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my Fiancee bought a Jack Lalane Juicer and we tried it and I got soooo sick from everything that we juiced...it bugged my stomach something awful...and I dont plan on doing it/drinking again.



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I don't see why people are getting sick with juicing. I guess it's just cause the taste then. The only other things I can think of is that the fruits/veggies aren't organic and it's the pesticides, or your diet is really crappy and not used to health foods. I dunno, I find it weird.

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post #21 of 36
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I don't see why people are getting sick with juicing. I guess it's just cause the taste then. The only other things I can think of is that the fruits/veggies aren't organic and it's the pesticides, or your diet is really crappy and not used to health foods. I dunno, I find it weird.



Sheesh...FYI my diet is not crappy...see I have had eating disorders in my past and cleaned up my eating so thats not it...I eat VERY healthy and am healthy...so thats not it....I perfer to eat the veggies and fruit...juicing isnt for me and turns my stomach for some reason and I dont know why....hmmmm will have to play detective and figure this one out.



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post #22 of 36
Just try diluting them jenni-anti-fur. Though if your happy without them that good too. But if you don't want to give up on them, since your fiance bought the machine, just add water. There are good books out there too that offer lots of recipes for tastier juice combos than just drinking them plain, too.
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post #23 of 36
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I don't see why people are getting sick with juicing. I guess it's just cause the taste then. The only other things I can think of is that the fruits/veggies aren't organic and it's the pesticides, or your diet is really crappy and not used to health foods. I dunno, I find it weird.



1. It's not the taste, because I like the taste.

2. I only juice organic stuff.

3. My diet is far from crappy.

4. It is, however, weird.
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1. It's not the taste, because I like the taste.

2. I only juice organic stuff.

3. My diet is far from crappy.

4. It is, however, weird.

Yeah I was just suggesting things...I honestly dunno what it could be!

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post #25 of 36

I juiced this morning and had terrible nausea as well. i juiced 1 apple, 5 cups of grapes, ginger, and other mixed berries.. OMG i thought i was going to spew. but i ate saltine crackers then a few dill pickles.. I feel MUCH better now!  Maybe the reason ginger is included in some of the recipes is because juicing can cause nausea.. i dont know, but i know ginger is suppose to keep you from having nausea. I had wondered if maybe i hadn't put enough ginger in it.. 

post #26 of 36

That is the exact combination of items that made me search and find your post!  Guess I won't combine those again but I just bought a good juicer and was planning to use it daily but now I'm kind of afraid.

post #27 of 36

I think it may be the huge amount of vitamin A's in carrots and other vegetables which cause nausea.. but the sick feeling and headache go away rather quickly

post #28 of 36

Some juices may be too acid / some mixing may produce elements that your body doesn't like / is not used to ( and that i wouldn't try to make the body adapt to )

 

ginger for example, is known to provoke such reactions for some people,

 

i would simply alter the composition of your mix, and if you want those particular ingredients drink them among two juices at different times of the day rather than all in one go.

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post #29 of 36
Hi! Yes nausea can be caused by juicing. It is the liver that cannot filter such large amounts in such a short period of time. It is also not good to work the liver so hard. So, what you want to do is one of two things....
Dilute your juice 50/50, which isn't as satisfying or drink smaller amounts at a time. For instance, you wouldn't normally day after day sit down and eat 1 apple, 10 raspberries, 5 strawberries , 15 grapes and twenty blueberries (that is my mix). It is a lot if fruit and your liver is not made to process so much at once. So do what I do. I add 1 part water to 3 parts fruit. And I make sure I only drink 8 ounces at a time. No matter what your regimen is, if its making you nauseated, even the next morning you can feel nauseated, then you need to back off to keep your liver healthy. Just keep experimenting with it because everyone has their own threshold of tolerance. Hope this helps!
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Hi! Yes nausea can be caused by juicing. It is the liver that cannot filter such large amounts in such a short period of time. It is also not good to work the liver so hard. So, what you want to do is one of two things....
Dilute your juice 50/50, which isn't as satisfying or drink smaller amounts at a time. For instance, you wouldn't normally day after day sit down and eat 1 apple, 10 raspberries, 5 strawberries , 15 grapes and twenty blueberries (that is my mix). It is a lot if fruit and your liver is not made to process so much at once. So do what I do. I add 1 part water to 3 parts fruit. And I make sure I only drink 8 ounces at a time. No matter what your regimen is, if its making you nauseated, even the next morning you can feel nauseated, then you need to back off to keep your liver healthy. Just keep experimenting with it because everyone has their own threshold of tolerance. Hope this helps!I'm a bit confuse

I'm a bit confused.  Raw fruitarians eat whole meals of fruit - often sweet fruits (as opposed to fruits such as tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.) without nausea. 


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