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 hungry and tired and have a few headaches (you may be getting less water and calories and also cutting out coffee, all of which can cause headaches). Some people may experience more severe side effects, such as flu-like symptoms, constant headaches and fatigue.