Believe it or not, some people may attempt to squeeze broccoli into their homemade “green juice” to reap its impressively high vitamin C content—but they shouldn’t! “Broccoli can be difficult to digest, resulting in bloating, gas, or cramping. I wouldn’t recommend juicing it, especially if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome,” says Neda Varbanova, certified culinary nutritionist and holistic health coach who runs Healthy with Nedi. Avoid similar cruciferous veggies like cauliflower and cabbage for the same reasons.
Save this creamy green fruit for a smoothie, instead. “Avocados don’t really contain a lot of juice, so they’re better suited to the blender rather than a juicer,” says Chante Wiegand, ND, director of education at Pure Synergy. Find out what really happens to your body during a juice cleanse.