Beyoncé follows the Master Cleanse, also known as the lemon juice cleanse, first formulated in the ‘40s as a fasting diet to detoxify the body. From drinking 6-to-12 glasses of water mixed with lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for 10 days or longer (depending on physical condition), and flushing the system with internal saltwater baths and laxative tea twice a day, you get a thorough detox. Another added benefit is weight loss, as seen on Beyoncé, but it is important to get back to eating clean, unprocessed foods after the cleanse to get all the macro-nutrients your body needs.
The notion that you need to detoxify your body, scrubbing clean your insides much as you would your kitchen floor, is a misconception, say experts.
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It’s hard not to be tempted, especially if you’ve overdone the cocktails (and the ensuing hangover stodge), but a backlash – led by British actress and TV presenter Jameela Jamil – has even hardened super-fans questioning whether our bodies ever really need to be “cleansed”, or whether we’re being duped into paying out for something unnecessarily.
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