There are various types of detoxification diets based on various aspects such as intermittent fasting or the exclusive intake of juices or smoothies that do not incorporate anything other than fruits and vegetables into their recipes.

The supposed objective of these food routines lies in a process of cleansing the body consisting of eliminating the consumption of certain products that introduce toxins into the body, such as alcohol, sausages, caffeine, tobacco, sweets or fatty meats. However, these restrictions imposed by the detox diet cannot be carried out by everyone.

Women who cannot carry out the detox diet

First of all, we must take into account that any woman who intends to carry out a cleansing food routine must first consult with a nutrition specialist who can objectively and professionally define the purposes to be achieved. All the more reason, if possible, that consultation should be carried out if we find ourselves in a special situation in which certain types of food can weaken us. Below we describe some of those cases.

  1. Adolescents: This is an age group that is still in the growth phase and, therefore, needs a large amount of nutrients to face this stage. Many of these young people also do sports or physical activities, so the restrictions associated with detox diets can harm this development.
  2. Pregnant women: Women who are pregnant can endanger their pregnancy if they restrict the intake of the main macronutrients to the levels required by a cleansing food routine. Both the fetus and the woman herself are going to require, rather, a balanced and healthy diet.
  3. Sick: Diabetic women or women who suffer from any type of heart disease, chronic disease or nutritional imbalance should avoid detox diets since they do not provide all the necessary nutrients to guarantee an effective recovery or, where appropriate, a sufficient quality of life.


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