Juicing makes me feel fatigued. Why?

Answered on January 31, 2016
Created March 25, 2014 at 1:29 PM

When I make a juice w my NutriBullet, I always feel fatigue after drinking it. I usually use a mixture of spring green, spinach, kiwi, berries, carrots,and chia seeds. All are organic and I mix and match quit often so there is never the same ingredient in it day after day.

Is there any logical explenation for this?

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on January 31, 2016
at 01:51 AM

I've started juicing (not blending) and have gradually noticed feeling more tired, especially after a few hours. It's not the sugar content, I'm juicing celery/cucumber/carrot/zucchini. I've eaten huge blocks of chocolate and not felt this fatigued after it, so no way this is related to sugar. Has to be the body detoxing, liver slowing or something.


on March 26, 2014
at 06:37 PM

In addition to the above, liquid food can also increase the insulin response. Also, a lot of raw spinach or raw kale (among others, but popular in juicing/smoothies), day in and day out, can have an impact on thyroid function as a result of goitrogens. They can inhibit the uptake of iodine.


on March 26, 2014
at 01:53 PM

Ditto the sugar and calorie comments from above. I also have also heard that spinach is really high in oxalic acid and many people recommend not eating it raw. Carrots are also high in oxalic acid. Oxalic acid can be toxic and it apparantly pulls other minerals out of your body which may make you feel fatigued.


on March 25, 2014
at 08:22 PM

There's barely any calories in any of the things you mentioned, just a bit of sugar from the kiwis, berries and carrots. If you want energy, consume more calories from a more varied diet which includes sources of fat and protein and consume less sugar, which will just make you crash after a few hours.

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on March 25, 2014
at 07:49 PM

Nutribullet is not juicing it is just a smoothie so all the fibre is still there (Which is better I use a attributable myself). Add 1 tbsp or more of coconut oil and it will help regulate blood sugar number one. And number two it will increase the absorption of all dem vitamins and minerals for all KINDZ of GAINZ! Source: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20040727/fat-helps-vegetables-go-down



on March 25, 2014
at 05:17 PM

Too much sugar triggers insulin. Insulin then clears out your blood of sugar, so you're experiencing a sugar rush. Juicing isn't paleo. If you want to do it, fine, but go easy on the sugary veggies such as carrots, beets, and the fruits.

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