The Master Cleanse Diet Could Benefit Your Health

The Master Cleanse diet has been written about by a number of authors since 1941. It is sometimes referred to as the “lemon cleanse” or the “maple syrup diet”. The idea is to remove toxins from the body through a controlled liquid diet that is very close to a fast. 


Maple Syrup Diet


Fasting has been recommended for health and spiritual purposes throughout history. Practically every religion requires fasting at some point in a person’s life, often at several points throughout the year.  


When done for religious purposes, a fast is a time of prayer, reflection and self-deprivation. We tend to over-indulge at feasts and festivities. Following those times of over-indulgence with a simple fast makes sense to most people. 


In modern times, we tend to over-indulge on a regular basis. A weight problem (overweight or obesity) is often the result. But, the build-up of toxins that occurs in our bodies from eating processed, packaged and prepared foods on a daily basis contributes to a variety of diseases, as well as a general lack of energy. 


The most recent book that makes reference to the Master Cleanse was written by Peter Glickman in 2004, with a second edition released in 2005. The title is “Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days”. 


10 days is the length of time that a person normally follows the special diet. During that time, no solid food may be eaten, but a person must also eliminate all “habit-forming” beverages. Those include colas, alcohol, coffee and tea.




Plain water may be consumed as desired, but the recommended beverage is fresh lemonade or limeade. Maple syrup and cayenne pepper are added to the recipe. Some people suggest following the diet for 14 days. Others have stayed on the fast for as long as three months.  


Mainstream healthcare practitioners are mostly opposed to the Master Cleanse, particularly if it is followed for more than 10 days, because of the lack of nutritional value. Taking a good multi-vitamin or mineral supplement is an option, but proponents of the cleansing diet don’t recommend that approach. 


Most of the popular brands of multi-vitamins contain added colors and artificial flavorings, as well as synthetic vitamins derived from petrochemicals. These are some of the things that we are trying to get out of our bodies, when we follow the cleansing diet. 


If you would like to learn more about the Master Cleanse and the benefit of a raw vegetable diet, you might want to read one of Peter Glickman’s books or visit his website. It could make a big difference in the way you feel.


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