The Master Cleanse Diet, created by reknowned dietician Stanley Burroughs, has been used by thousands of people for over 60 years -- for both detoxification and weight loss. It's consumption pattern comprises of pure lemon juice, grade b maple syrup, and cayenne pepper mixed with water and should be had 6-12 times a day. No other food is consumed during the duration of the cleanse. An herbal laxative tea is taken in the evening, and an oral salt water flush is consumed every morning upon arising to wash out the intestinal tract.
WHAT THE LEMONADE DIET is and WHAT IT does
The goal of
The Lemonade Diet or Master Cleanse is to give the digestive tract a rest, rid the body of chemical impurities, mobilize and eliminate toxins stored in various parts of the body, ward off illness the immune system was once too plagued to fight, kill parasites lurking in the flora of intestinal walls, and burn excess fat storage. Reduction in weight is a natural by-product of this diet as the 'hard to burn' toxins stored in fat deposits are released; thus, the Lemonade Cleanse is considered to be a "reducing diet."
* To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.
* To cleanse the kidneys and the digestive system.
* To cleanse and detoxify the colon tract.
* To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.
* To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
* To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.
* To build a healthy blood stream.
* To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years.
There are generally not any severe symptoms reported during the lemonade cleanse. Hunger pains are usually not a problem on the Lemonade Diet as long as regular intake of the beverage is had. Keeping the drink on hand (in a thermostat or sports bottle) and sipping regularly will help eiliminate this issue. By day four, people generally report a boost of energy, loss of cravings, and overall healthier well-being as years of lodged poisons are being released.
When many people first hear "Lemonade Fast" they automatically assume that it is a fad diet. This cannot be further from the truth. If prepared properly, you should consume approximately 1200+ calories a day with the lemonade diet. Nutrient rich Grade B Maple Syrup provides an average of 100-200 calories per serving and is consumed 6-10 times a day in the lemonade beverage. Each component of the lemonade diet shares a unique and beneficial property to aid the body in the cleansing process. Below are the individual properties of the components in the diet.
Lemons are packed with Vitamin C - an energy booster and a very powerful vitamin, especially when it comes to increasing our immune system's response. Lemons are used in naturopathy for dissolving kidney and gall bladder stones, washing out the bladder & colon, as well as ridding the body of calcium deposits.
Besides for these wonderful properties, they are also a diuretic and have an antimicrobial effect. When used in conjunction with the other ingredients in the lemonade diet, lemon juice can flush out toxic substances in the body while helping to destroy bacteria in the intestines, bladder, and colon.
The main medicinal property of Cayenne comes from a chemical called Capsaicin.
When taken internally, cayenne soothes the digestive tract and stimulates the flow of stomach secretions and saliva.
Dr. Richard Schulze, reknowned medical herbalist, says that "If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other herb." Because of their amazing ability to regulate blood flow, cayenne pepper has been used successfully by health care practioniers to reverse heart attack symptoms, and even save patients during the onset of a heart attack. The ability to regulate blood flow (and literally increase it within seconds) makes Cayenne Pepper a vital ingredient in the Lemonade Diet for speeding up the release and elimination of toxins in the blood stream.
Grade B Maple Syrup
Grade B Maple Syrup is very high in vitamin content and is recommended by the founder of the Master Cleanse Diet for use with this cleanse. Grade A syrup is not recommended because of the refinement process that it goes through which severely depletes the vitamins and minerals in the syrup. Grade B Maple Syrup includes B2, B5, B6, PP, Biotin, and Folic. The main minerals present are: calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. Amino Acids, the building blocks of all proteins, are also present in Grade B Maple Syrup.
ALTHOUGH NOT PART OF THE NUTRITION REGIMEN, UNIODIZED SEA SALT, LAXATIVE TEA, A 32 OZ BEVERAGE CONTAINER, (AND GREEN TEA FOR NATURAL ENERGY- OPT) ARE REQUIRED FOR THE LEMON DETOX DIET.
(How To Cleanse - The Lemonade Diet Recipe)