A cotton ball diet is a diet that involves consuming cotton balls dipped in liquids such as juices and smoothies. The diet is used to make the stomach feel full without gaining weight.
The diet can cause choking because the cotton balls cannot be broken down and must be eaten whole. Toxins in the synthetic ingredients of cotton balls can build up over time and cause organ damage. Blockages in the digestive system can cause death of tissue in the gastrointestinal tract. Dehydration and nutritional disorders are further potential risks.