What is the Master Cleanse?
By: Ashton Darnell
Have you ever heard of the Master Cleanse? Maybe the Lemonade Diet? Beverly Hills Housewife, Yolanda H. Foster touted the intense juice cleanse on last nights episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which aired on Bravo. Based on her high recommendation of the cleanse, we were intrigued and wanted to find out more about this quick weight loss, detoxifying miracle cleanse.
The cleanse was created by Stanley Burroughs who first developed it as a detox remedy. The cleanse, which has been around for over 50 years, has now grown in popularity and become more of a quick weight loss secret. The Lemonade Diet (Master Cleanse) involves abstaining from eating hard foods and drinking nothing but the juice concoction for two or more weeks.
We have no doubt that this intense cleanse will help you to loose weight, as you are giving up food for two weeks! However, where there is quick weight loss (especially when it involves not eating), you can expect some health risks. Nutritionists caution that when participating in the cleanse you are lacking in providing your body with the nutrients, minerals and vitamins that you need.
The Master Cleanse Recipe (single serving)
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoons grade-B organic maple syrup
1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper
10 ounces filtered water
The plan calls for six servings of the above recipe per day for 4-14 days, however some people will stay on the cleanse for 30 or more days.
Another part of the Master Cleanse is a “salt water flush” which consists of mixing 2 teaspoons of salt in a quart of warm water each morning. In addition to the “salt water flush,” a laxative tea at night is also recommended as part of the cleanse.
Side effects of the cleanse include dizziness, fatigue, diarrhea, constipation and nausea. Please contact your doctor before participating in the Master Cleanse, or any long term juice cleanse.
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