Risk factors and side effects of a juice cleanse
Who should not do a juice cleanse?
Most people who are in good health can do a juice cleanse and experience positive results from it. However, if you have certain medical conditions such as low blood pressure, low blood sugar or diabetes, you should refrain from doing a juice cleanse. Speak to your doctor or dietician about your condition if you are serious about doing one.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should definitely not do a cleanse.
What are the side effects of a juice cleanse?
Short-term cleanses are unlikely to cause any side-effects, you might be tired and have a few headaches (your body is going through withdrawals and adjusting to the new diet). Some people may experience more severe side effects, such as flu-like symptoms, constant headaches and fatigue.