Fasting based on lemon and maple syrup, otherwise known as the lemonade detox diet or master cleanse, is a popular way to cleanse the body among thousands of people in the world.
The detox program includes fasting, which lasts at least 5 days.
During detox, you should only take lemonade, maple syrup, water and cayenne pepper.
Why Maple Syrup and Lemons for Detox?
Maple wood in Canada is known for its delicious and nutritious juice. For one liter of syrup should be used 40 liters of juice from the maple tree.
It is very nutritious, even more, nutritious than honey: 100 g syrup contains 64% carbohydrates, 0.4% fat, 0.1% protein, 0.6% minerals and caloric value of 275 kcal.
Maple syrup is taken during the fast because it gives the body all the necessary nutrients and energy during fasting.
You can buy it in health food stores. If you can not get maple syrup, use honey instead, agave syrup or barley malt.
Lemon is an ideal food for detoxification – it helps eliminate toxins from the body, strengthens the immune system and acts as an antioxidant. Otherwise, all the fruit has a cleansing effect, but citrus fruits such as lemon and grapefruit are the best ones for detoxification.
Before you start the detox program prepare the body in such a way that a few days you will only eat light food without fat and animal products. That way your body will be ready to endure the lack of common foods and the switching to starvation will not be difficult.
During starvation, you should not take other food or drink other than the lemon, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. You can take herbal teas unsweetened or sweetened with maple syrup or honey.
The best time for the lemon detox diet is the summer when you already consume lighter food.
Preparation of the drink
For a glass of lemonade you will need:
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
a pinch of cayenne pepper
250 ml of water
Mix all the ingredients and immediately drink the lemonade. You can use cold or warm water – according to your wishes. Always use fresh lemons, not lemon concentrate out of the store.
Daily drink 6-10 glasses of lemonade. Take your drink when you are hungry, as a meal.
Lemonade contains all the necessary nutrients, and chili pepper should be taken because of the energy provided by the body.
In the meantime, you can drink herbal teas as much you need, unsweetened or sweetened with maple syrup.
Every night, take tea with the laxative effect, and in the morning, drink a liter of salt water (1 L of water with a tablespoon of sea salt). This will help you to empty your bowels.
Fasting can last from 5 to 14 days. Minimum duration of lemon diet is 5 days because the body starts to expel toxins only after three days of fasting.
The effects are incredible, this detox program is really worth the effort! Once you try it and feel its positive effect, will become part of your life.
Medicine believes that many diseases are coming due to the retention of toxins in the body, and this is a proven way to clean them.
Health Benefits Of Maple Syrup
- Antioxidant Properties
- Improves Heart Health
- Improves Male Reproductive Health
- Strengthens Immune System
After fasting is important to gradually introduce foods into your meals. Your body will need a few days to re-adjust to solid foods. Be sure to follow the following procedure:
– Stop taking lemonade
– Drink 5-8 glasses of vegetable juice
– Drink 3-4 glasses of vegetable juice
– Eat 1-2 plates soup vegetables (avoid potatoes and carrots)
– Proceed with juices and vegetable soups
– Eat a few fruits
– Eat a pre-soaked nuts or seeds
– You can eat steamed vegetables and brown rice
– You can begin to eat all other foods
While cleaning, we recommend walking and light exercising because physical activity helps eliminate toxins from the body.
The benefits of the lemonade detox program
– cleanses the body of toxins
– helps to improve digestion and bowel
– increases energy and vitality
– improves circulation
– the appearance of skin, hair, and nails
– helps in losing weight
During fasting can feel dizziness, mild headache, mood change and pressure, which is normal during cleaning. This detox program is NOT recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children.