water fast

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water fast

A strict elimination fast in which the dieter ingests only water.
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And some claim that water fasting can be dangerous because it releases deeply buried pollutants and chemicals too rapidly, re-poisoning your body as the chemicals move through the bloodstream all at once.
However," says Minich, "some popular detox programs--such as those that encourage water fasting and juice cleanses--can actually be counterproductive because they deplete the body of essential nutrients that are required for healthy detoxification.