Master Cleanser is a detox program created by Stanley Burroughs in 1941 and made famous (and infamous) by celebrities, such as Beyoncé, Robin Quivers, Gweneth Paltrow and Jared Leto. Because of its large use of lemons and maple syrup, it is also known as the Lemon Cleanse, the Lemonade Diet or the Maple Syrup Diet.
The program can be done for 10 up to 40 days (yikes!) with the main ingredients being the juice of organic lemons, organic maple syrup (preferably Grade B), and cayenne pepper mixed with distilled water. A herbal laxative tea like Senna and a sea salt water solution is also consumed on a daily basis to help the cleansing and detoxifying process.
Sound enticing? How could this possibly be healthy or nutritious? And why would anyone in their right mind want to drink lemon and salty water for 10 days?