Cayenne pepper, water, lemon and maple syrup are the ingredients in the Master Cleanse, a diet also known as the Lemonade Diet, Maple Syrup Diet, Lemonade Cleanse and Beyonce Diet. The diet purports to eliminate toxins, and dieters claim weight loss of up to 20 pounds in 10 days.
The lemonade is a simple mixture of 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1/10 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 10 ounces of spring or purified water. Dieters drink four cups of salt water, which is a mixture of 2 teaspoons of non-iodized sea salt in a quart of water, in the morning. They then drink six to 12 glasses of the cleanse lemonade during the day, and finish with a cup of herbal laxative tea at night.