The recipe for the drink that you make on the lemonade diet is very simple and only has a few ingredients, but you have to make sure that you get the correct ingredients and that you have the discipline to follow through with the detox for 3-10 days.
The lemonade diet is the main part of the Master Cleanse program that was the brain child of Stanley Burroughs. It was conceived as a healthy way to get rid of the toxins that are present in the human body. He was even able to cure his stomach ulcer with it! It is believed to be one of the most efficient ways to detox the body.
But that’s not all. The way in which toxins are purged are mainly through waste elimination. Waste that has been accumulating in the colon for perhaps many years. Purging away this waste can result in quite a dramatic weight loss and this is what has caused the lemonade diet to gain tremendous popularity in recently years, particularly among celebrities.
So What is In It Then?
The main ingredients that everybody talks about are fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. However, what is sometimes overlooked is that these ingredients must be mixed with pure filtered water.
As water is available in plenty almost everywhere, people tend to take water for granted. What most people however fail to realize is that, though water may be easily available, it does not mean that it is available in a pure form.
Perhaps you will be surprised to know that most of the water that you drink is almost always mixed with fluoride and chlorine. Now, if chlorine can be effective in killing bacteria, can you imagine what it can do to the cells in your body? Thus, when you are preparing the lemonade diet recipe you must ensure that you are using water that is absolutely pure. In this way, you will be putting less stress on your body and you will also be aiding in the speed up process of eradicating toxins from your body.
To do this you will need to either buy a good quality water filter or buy filtered water. Don’t be tempted to just use tap water; that is full of chemicals that we are trying to avoid whilst on the detox! The whole idea is that we spend a few days completely avoiding any solid foods and chemicals to allow our digestive system to rest and our system to purge away all of those nasty toxins.