Spinach, Swiss Chard and Beet tastes soapy, acrid
So I've been fasting since July 31st. Not strictly a juice fast, but I've been having 12-24 oz of fruit juice (apple, orange, pineapple) a day for the past week.
Today I was going to do some veggies. Took spinach and swiss chard from my back yard and some store bought organic beet. There wasn't anything else immediately available.
Made only about 6oz of juice and diluted with 6oz distilled water. Tasted quite soapy and irritates/burns my tongue and throat. Only drank about 7oz over a couple hours before giving up. Also got a bit of the runs which is a little odd since I have had little or no bowel movement in past couple weeks.
What's up with that? I've juiced spinach and swiss chard from my garden, before, and noticed a lesser amount of this. Probably b/c I usually include a bunch of carrots as a base. Never had swiss chard from a grocery store.
I'm sure it wasn't the beet. Though it had lost some of its firmness, I bit off a bit, chewed to get the taste and spat it out. Wasn't a very sweet beet, but not the acrid catalyst, either.
Guess I'll just juice some swiss chard and spinach separately, tomorrow to narrow down what's causing it.
So this post is just to possibly get some quick answers/opinions, until then, leading into possible further discussion based on my findings.
Is it me? Am I very sensitive somehow due to the fast? The fruit juices I made all taste fine (store bought produce). I've noticed the nantes carrots I grow also have a certain zest bordering on caustic. Maybe I'm just being a paranoid hypochondriac. :P