Detox diets are generally short-term dietary interventions designed to eliminate toxins from your body.
A typical detox diet involves a period of fasting, followed by a strict diet of fruit, vegetables, fruit juices, and water. Sometimes a detox also includes herbs, teas, supplements, and colon cleanse or enemas.
Human research on detox diets is lacking, and the handful of studies that exist are significantly flawed
Severe calorie restriction can result in fatigue, irritability, and bad breath.
There is the risk of overdosing on supplements, laxatives, diuretics, and even water.
At-risk populations include children, adolescents, older adults, those who are malnourished, pregnant or lactating women, and people who have blood sugar issues, such as diabetes or an eating disorder.