Juicing same vegetables too often causes you to become allergic to those veggies?

by Nicole
(Houston, TX)

I recently started juicing and I keep reading the same claim that juicing the same vegetables too often can cause someone to become allergic to those vegetables. My problem with this statement is that it does not provide enough information. For example, how often is too often, is juicing the same vegetable three to four times a week too often?

Furthermore, carrots, beets, apples and celery are staples in juicing and most recipes call for one, if not more, of these ingredients. If I drink a juice twice a day, it is extremely difficult not to have one of those veggies/fruit at least every other day.

Said another way, I may not have the exact same juice in a two day period, but I am likely to use carrots or apples in two different juices (with different veggies) in a two day period. Will this make me become allergic to apples or carrots?

I would like to become educated on this topic but it is hard to find anything other than conclusory statements that juicing the same veggies everyday may cause you to become allergic to those veggies. If you have any information you could give me, I would greatly appreciate it. I really do not want to become allergic to any fruits or vegetables!


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May 17, 2011
Is juicing the same vegetables ok?
by: Amanda

Hi Nicole,

It's pretty rare to be allergic to apples, carrots, or celery. Much more common to be allergic to citrus fruit or strawberries.

I usually have apples and celery in my juices everyday and have never had any sign of an allergy.

I don't have any scientific proof that it's ok to do this, but the juice both tastes good and makes me feel good afterwards.

I love to have a fresh juice for breakfast. I've been juicing for years and I'm often make the same type of vegetable juice each morning.

I found an article on being allergic to apples (opens in a new window). Don't know how accurate it is. I only get hayfever when I eat too much cooked starch. When I eat high raw and stay away from wheat and oats then I am able to run through the hay meadows without sneezing fits!

Hope this helps,

Jul 24, 2011
I'd like to know the answer to this as well
by: Anonymous

Funny to search for a question and find the same question, but still no answer. I too would like to know what is considered an "extensive period of time" when we are talking about juicing vegetables and causing allergies over time. Is extensive 3 days? 30 days? 5 years? I know it will depend on the individual, but isn't there a ballpark someone can throw out?

And if someone wants to go further, how do you rotate your greens? Every other day? Every two days? Longer?

Apr 15, 2013
Allergic to some fruits and vegetables.
by: Laura

It is totally possible to be allergic to some fruits and vegetables and I'm living proof as I write this with huge hives on my face... Today was the first day of using my new juicer. After juicing veggies and several apples (with skins)my skin exploded with reddness and hives. I remembered that as a kid and adult, I was never able to eat an apple without first peeling it or my lips would swell. After researching it on line, it turns out that there are certain fruits and veggies in the ragweed family, birch family, pollen family, etc and they can cause huge allergic reactions if you are allergic to these types of allergens. Do your research. Good luck!

Nov 09, 2013
by: Anonymous

I'm allergic to both carrots and apples, raw. People with oral Allergy Syndrome have allergies to many fruits, veggies and nuts. I can eat most of the foods I'm allergic to if they are cooked. Its not really that rare. I've met several people with the same intolerances as me. I believe it's because our food production and eating habit over the last 30 year have caused us to have leaky guts. In turn allowing substances getting into our blood stream that shouldn't be there have cause our bodies to retaliate.
I've decided to start juicing and have begun searching the internet for staples I can use. I don't have an issue to most green veggies. I'm good with grapes, most berries, cucumber, celery, beets, and everything citrus. I just have to saw no to carrot (or heat it, let it cool the use it...with the rest of my raw veggies...shrug.) and many pitted fruits, cherries, pear and plums. Annoying but, hopeful I can heal my gut, in time, and enjoy them again.

Jan 06, 2014
It's true
by: Anonymous

I started juicing a week ago. As I am writing now I have two hives on my neck and five on my left arm. I am definitely allergic to some of the vegs and fruits that I have been juicing. From now I have to figure out which vegs to juice.

Mar 03, 2014
I got hives
by: Cathi

I started juicing, taking DIM, as well and have hives for past 3 weeks which seem to have gone into my stomach. I am sick and exhausted.

Mar 23, 2014
Bad allergic reaction
by: Jtee

I usually eat the fruits and vegetables I use for juicing just fine. 3 days after I started juicing, I had a tolerable allergic reaction. I thought it's just part of the detox process people say you get when juicing so I kept going. I stopped on the 8th day because I noticed it's not going away and I was itching over my neck up to my face. I took over the counter antihistamines.

I stopped juicing and slowly resumed eating regular foods - I tried to let it heal naturally but on the 3rd day of no juicing, I decided to consult a doctor because my left side face was still covered with itchy hives. I was given a cortisone shot and told to stop juicing till I figure out what caused the allergic reaction.

I have no idea what I'm allergic to coz like what I said, I've eaten those fruits and vegetables before and I was fine. Maybe I had too much of something that my system can't handle.

I loved juicing and I'd do it again once I'm completely healed. I'll try to figure out what I can juice by trying out one juicing recipe at a time .

Mar 30, 2014
My experience with daily green smoothies
by: Judy

3 weeks ago I started doing daily kale and frozen Berries smoothies. I also began taking DIM. 3 days ago I broke out with full body hives. I have now stopped taking both.

Apr 08, 2014
by: Anonymous

I started juicing almost 4 weeks ago and slowly my itchy allergic reaction keeps getting worse. I can eat all the foods and so I am wondering if I might be allergic to the pesticides used on the foods and never noticed it before because I never ate them at such a large quantity. Going to try to switch to organic and see if I see some relief.

May 16, 2014
Is it the kale or wheatgrass??
by: Zoe

I started juicing and blending with my new Vitamix, so excited, lost some weight and felt amazing! After 2 months I have developed the worst allergic reaction of my life! I need 2 Benadryls a day, I cannot stop scratching all my body even my head!! I really do not want to stop my daily breakfast blending, how can I know whats the allergic ingredient?? I change the ingredients often but usually its carrot, kale, celery, apple, parsley, coconut water, and ginger.
My allergy started after using wheatgrass for 4 days, so I stopped imediately.
Please help!!!

May 25, 2014
by: Armando

I think we all suffered from the same thing. I started to have rashes on my body on my 2nd day. It was 2 days ago and there is no change so far. I drunk fruits that are highly susceptible to create an allergy so I told myself that's why my skin reacted so violently (it's very itchy! But don't, I heard it can leave marks). So I was curious and I found this article that make sense but I still wonder if I should leave my body heal on its own or see a dermatologist. I'm afraid to have irreversible effect, like a real allergy, that will stop me from drinking delicious mango http://goo.gl/21tXOs

I would love to hear more comments about this and also what do you think about this post I've linked just above.

Jun 24, 2014
Me too...
by: Jill

I've been juicing for 5 years but discovered if I juice a lot i.e. juice diet I come out in hives. This first occurred a year ago and I think pineapple was the cause. However after a few months without pineapple it settled. Had a break then reintroduced pineapple. Was ok with pineapple again for about a year until a few weeks ago.

After a juice diet it has come back and I have loads hives need piriton. Been a good week and no pineapple but still getting flare ups even though no pineapple in juice so think must now be allergic to other things in juice but not sure what. Very annoyed as love juicing.

I am ok when don't juice at all. I think I will cut out for couple months and then slowly introduce to see what happens. Hope this is not permanent or I have done any damage to myself.

I think this proves moderation is key!!!

Jun 27, 2014
Ragweed Allergies Related to Foods
by: Maya

There are foods that may worsen your seasonal allergies based on the allergen you react to.

Food that may make your seasonal allergy worse

Apr 16, 2015
Flu like symtoms from juicing NEW
by: Mel

I have yet another question. I bought a juicer about a month ago and decided to do a cleanse. On the 2nd day i caught the flu and had to stop... Again yesterday afternoon I juiced some fruits and veggies and couldn't sleep last night from flu like symptoms (2 weeks have past since the last time)... Is this normal? Does this happen to anyone??? I'm like a water fountain right now.. :-(

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