Are Body Cleansing Diets Worth Starving For?
If celebrities like Beyonce swear by detox diets, should you? Experts share how these diets really affect your body
The Master CleanseAlso sometimes referred to as "the lemonade diet," this juice fast was created by alternative medicine promoter Stanley Burroughs. It gained a significant following in the '70s and continues to come in and out of vogue -- especially when celebrities like Beyonce and Denzel Washington proudly proclaim its weight loss effects.
The diet consists of only water, lemon, cayenne pepper and maple syrup and is touted to aid in the removal of toxins, excess weight and has been said to help clear acne. It is recommended that you drink six to 12 glasses of the concoction a day for up to two weeks at a time while also consuming salt water in the morning and herbal laxative tea at night to speed up the removal of waste in the body.
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