The cotton ball diet is a fad diet that is consumed with cotton balls dipped in liquids such as juices or smoothies. The cotton is intended to make a person’s stomach feel full without them gaining weight. The diet has been repeatedly condemned as dangerous.
The cotton balls can cause blockages in the digestive system. Blockage in the intestines could result in dehydration, death of the gastrointestinal tract and damage to internal organs. The diet will also result in a nutrition disorder. The diet can also cause choking because the cotton balls can not be broken down and must be eaten whole. Most cotton balls are made from bleached polyester rather than cotton, and toxins in the synthetic ingredients of cotton balls.