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Why are my green smoothies causing me to wake up with a sore throat and mucus?

I just began drinking green smoothies about 2 weeks ago. In these smoothies I've been putting 3 leaves of organic swiss chard, 3 stalks of non-organic celery, non-organic pre-washed carrots, a teaspoon of spirulina, and one garlic clove. I wake up the next day with a sore throat and a lot of mucus. Once I spit out the mucus and have a glass of water the sore throat goes away. I'm wondering if I should stop drinking green smoothies now.

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2 years ago

Dietitian's Answer

Sore throat and mucus are indications of infections and your immune system working. It's hard to tell just from your recipe what is really the cause. We recommend you go to your physician to make sure you are not experiencing something more severe. I'd recommend trying a few days not having the recipe and/or switching up the recipe and see if it makes any difference at all.

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