Master Cleanse is a juice fast that involves drinking a concoction of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and water, for a period of ten days, according to Natural News. The Master Cleanse detox diet was developed by Stanley Burroughs over 50 years ago, as a means to detoxify the human body of toxins acquired from food and the environment.
According to Natural News, the lemon juice drink must be consumed as the only source of nutrition throughout the entire detoxification period. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup, 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 10 ounces of hot or cold water. The cleanse requires participants to drink six to 12 glasses of the diet drink daily, whenever hunger strikes throughout the day. Additionally, it is recommended to take a laxative in the morning and night to ensure that at least three bowel movements are achieved throughout the day. By clearing the bowels thoroughly, waste in the intestinal walls is completely eliminated.
It is important to prepare the drink fresh throughout the day to maximize the benefit, according to Natural News. Do not microwave the beverage, as this causes changes in its natural ingredients and minimizes its effects. Once the detoxification process is complete, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle in order to reap the benefits of the cleanse and continue on a path of wellness.