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Old 05-09-2013, 02:22 PM - Thread Starter
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I added 1 raw beet to my juicing mixture, and within minutes I felt very strange (like when you take Niacin), and then my face became very hot, and within minutes I was vomiting.  After vomiting several times, I started drinking ginger water and that seemed to calm it down, and then I took two benedryl.  My face was very red, and I got red blotches all over my face, and it was very swollen.  24 hours later the swelling is down, but I still have blotches all over my face, and I just feel strange.  Drinking a lot of water, and continued with the Benedryl. Urine was red until 24 hours later.  This was very scary, because I have eaten beets at salad bars before, and I have no other food allergies that I know of.

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:31 PM
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Oh wow, that is scary!

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:37 PM
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I'm thinking it was the fact that the beet was raw.  Were the salad bar beets canned?  That means they were cooked and possibly less reactive. 

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