The liquid detox diet is a type of diet where only liquids such as water, teas, unsweetened juices and vegetable soups are allowed. This type of diet should be maintained for 2 days maximum, because it is a very restrictive regimen that can cause long-term nutritional deficiencies, alter metabolism or cause discomfort such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
At present, there is very little scientific evidence as to whether the performance of this diet helps to detoxify the body and promote weight loss, mainly in the long term. For this reason, it is important that before doing it you go to a nutritionist to assess whether or not you can do it and how you should do it safely.
Liquid detox diet menu
The liquid diet detox plan can be very varied, however, here is an example to perform this diet for 2 days, preferably during the weekend:
The amounts included in the menu may vary according to age and gender, so it is ideal to go to a nutritionist for a complete evaluation and develop a nutritional plan appropriate to your needs.
It is important to mention that juices with detox properties can be ingested in a healthy and balanced diet, since their benefits for the body will be maintained. See how to prepare detox juices and how to prepare a detox soup with the best ingredients in the video below:
The liquid detox diet may cause weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, dehydration, low blood pressure or blurred vision. In addition to this, in case it is performed for a long period of time it can cause loss of electrolytes and intestinal microbiota, as well as nutritional deficiencies.
People with diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, renal insufficiency or who are undergoing cancer treatment should not perform this diet, because it has few calories and the lack of nutrients can worsen the disease. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not do it either.
In addition to this, the liquid detox diet should not be used as an exclusive way to lose weight, since it will not generate permanent results in the long term. So ideally, detox foods such as fruits and vegetables should be part of people’s daily diet, without restrictions on other foods essential for the proper functioning of the body, as is the case of meats and carbohydrates.