5 Side effects of drinking detox water

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Detox or infused water is considered one of the best hydrating healthy drinks. Detox water or infused water is simply made by infusing water with fruits, vegetables, or herbs in order to get health benefits like detoxification. Detox water is famous for its amazing qualities that can help in managing a healthy weight, eliminating toxins from the body, boosting energy levels, hydrating qualities, boosting mental health, etc.

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Also, it is one of the most favorite drinks of people around the globe as it comes in several flavors like blackberry and orange, cucumber and mint, orange and lemon, lemon and cayenne pepper, watermelon and mint, grapefruit and rosemary, lemon and ginger, lemon and lime, strawberry and basil, apple and cinnamon and much more. But many people are not aware of the fact that there are several drawbacks of having detox water as well.

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Apart from having a lot of good qualities, detox water has some bad qualities too. Excess of everything is bad, and the same goes with detox water. Having detox water once a week is okay, but consumption of detox water every day can lead to some serious diseases such as hyponatremia, a condition in which the sodium level of blood abnormally falls. Also, overconsumption can lead to unexpected headaches, fatigue, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, etc.

If you are a health-conscious person or a lover of detox or infused water. Here are the 5 side effects of drinking detox water that you need to know:

It may cause headache


Nobody loves a headache as it creates a feeling of uneasiness for an individual and acts like an obstruction in the smooth functioning of life. There can be a lot of causes behind headaches which include consumption of alcohol, consumption of certain foods such as processed meats, change in sleep pattern or lack of sleep, poor posture, skipped meals, Stress, dehydration, etc. In order to keep headaches at bay, we should consume food items that prevent headaches. As detox water causes dehydration, consumption of detox water does not fulfill the amount of water needed by the body. And this insufficient water intake leads to dehydration which is one of the major reasons behind headaches. So, in order to terminate headaches caused by detox water, it is advised to consume a good amount of water to keep the body hydrated.

It may cause hunger and fatigue


We often witness immense mood swings when we are hungry. Also, when we are hungry, we become lethargic and have no energy to work. And in case you are a health freak who is on a diet in order to shed kilos. It is very important to consume food items that promote satiety and fulfill the body’s need for required nutrients. Consumption of detox or infused water causes hunger and fatigue as it contains low calories and does not promote satiety.  Also, you might get tired of following the detox cleanse, which will eventually make you feel lethargic. In order to combat hunger and fatigue caused by detox water, it is advised to consume food which rich in carbohydrates.

Unhealthy weight loss

Weight Loss

Detox or infused water is famous for its qualities that promote weight loss. If you are a diet freak, you might include detox water in your diet. If yes, then even though infused water promotes weight loss, it does not promote fat weight loss. Instead, it promotes precious muscle mass loss. As the consumption of infused or detox water leads to muscle loss, it eventually leads to low metabolism. Apart from that, low metabolism makes an individual feel weak and ill. As a result, an individual might face difficulty in carrying out daily activities. In order to stay fit and healthy, one should consume detox or infused water within limits.

It may cause nausea


Detox or infused water is famous for its refreshing qualities and amazing taste. But what we do not know is that the consumption of detox may cause nausea. Nausea is a feeling of sickness or a feeling of uneasiness in the stomach that often comes before vomiting. This happens because of the introduction of herbs and nutrients into the body, and as the body is not used to this habit, overconsumption of detox or infused water can cause nausea. So, to avoid the feeling of nausea, it is advised to consume detox water within limits, make changes in diet, take proper rest, keep the body hydrated, etc.

Mentioned above are the 5 elaborated side effects of consuming detox or infused water. Apart from these, there are a lot of misconceptions about the benefits of detox or infused water. Detox or infused water does not help in balancing the pH level, improving complexion, detoxifying the body, and much more. But side effects like nausea and others might not be faced by everyone, so it is always advised to seek professional help before adding or removing anything from your diet.