Stanley Burroughs wrote about about the now infamous lemonade cleanse in the 1940’s and there’s a revised edition available with additional details: The Master Cleanser: With Special Needs and Problems.
The traditional cleanse uses lemons, water, cayenne and maple syrup:
We really don’t know why Burroughs (now deceased), originally used maple syrup, but many theorize that his intentions were to increase caloric content and add minerals, unfortunately there’s no significant mineral content.
If you want to modify the
formula recipe, here’s an idea that tastes great:
- Herbal Tea: brew your favorites in about 60 ounces of purified water.
- Maple Syrup: use 4 – 6 ounces // Grade “B” – depending on your taste preference.
- Lemon Juice: use 6 ounces fresh squeezed organic.
- Cayenne: use 1/2 teaspoon organic non-irradiated.
The tea helps decrease calories, increases the antioxidant potential, and imparts a nice balancing flavor.
There are just as many advocates as there are opponents to this type of short-term fasting program that significantly decreases calories, but the choice is yours to make, since you are DrDIY.