What Are the Side Effects of Beetroot Juice?
Problems with beet juice?
Many health conscious people consider drinking juice, and juice fasts are the way to bring the body back to optimum health. You should take some precautions when consuming fresh juice.
Beetroot juice has an amazing nutritional value.
Beetroot juice can have some minor but surprising side effects. Keep this in mind when you take beetroot juice.
Temporary Paralysis of Vocal Cords.
Temporary loss or partial loss of your vocal cords may occur after drinking beetroot juice. This effect can avoided by using only organic beets and combining beet juice with other juices, such as carrot juice and celery.
Beetroot has a powerful cleansing effect on your body, so large amounts of undiluted beet juice may dump more toxins into the liver than the liver cannot process efficiently. So people with liver and kidney conditions should consume beetroot juice in small doses.
Beetroot juice is also an excellent natural cure for constipation because of the effect it has on gut motility. However, if you have a tendency to the opposite, beetroot juice may exacerbate that. Because of its strong effect the lower digestive tract, be aware of the effects it may have.
Pure beetroot juice is a concentrated, powerful medicine. The nitrate in beetroot juice can reducing fatigue by slowing down oxygen uptake, according to research published in the "Journal of Applied Physiology." A 1996 issue of "Cancer Letters" noted that beetroot juice inhibits the growth of cancer tumors. However, the same power that enables it to heal means many people have a low tolerance for beet juice, so you may experience vomiting and general weakness.
Red Stool And Urine
Beetroot juice will change the appearance of both your urine and stools. This is a normal effect due to the color of the juice. This side effect will can occur wether the beets are cooked or raw, or the beet juice diluted. The journal "Drug Metabolism and Disposition" has published studies on this allergy-like effect, known as beeturia, which occurs in some individuals and not others.
The high levels of oxalate contents in beetroot juice also increase kidney or gall stone severity. This is because high consumptions of oxalates increase the body's mineral crystallization tendencies.