The Best Colon Cleanse Gets Better
Most people who are into colon cleansing and detoxing have heard of the Master Cleanse. It has been around for centuries and consists of drinking a simple drink made with spring water, fresh lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Cleansers and fasters use it to flush toxins, give the digestion a rest, lose weight or reset metabolism. And there is a reason it has been around for so long – it seems to work!
Science is just now confirming what holistic practitioners have known for some time. Researchers at the Preventative Medical Center of Marin in California are finding that drinking this detox drink helps flush up to 16 pounds of trapped fat in a matter of days. Read on to find out why.
It may sound counter-productive, but maple syrup in this drink is very important. Drinking small amounts provides your body with a steady supply of natural sugar. This aids in the prevention of the breakdown of muscle tissue, so you burn fat instead.
Fatigue is a huge detriment to dieters and cleansers alike. But, drinking small amounts (like a tablespoon) of maple syrup throughout the day also helps you keep up your energy and keeps you alert at the same time. Syrup is full of manganese along with other minerals that enhance your body’s ability to burn fat.
But you can’t just drink any maple syrup. The type used in this drink is Grade B which is supposed to be the most nutritious. And as always, organic is usually best for any cleansing program.
Lemons have long been used by holistic health experts to help flush the body, kill bacteria and clear pathogens. This is because the natural lemon juice helps your body flush excess fluid that causes bloat and that puffy, jelly-like look. Now science is proving that antioxidants in lemons not only fight cancer cells – but also enhance the liver’s ability to burn fat! Fresh lemon juice is best, of course.
Cayenne pepper may be a hard herb to swallow – but worth the effort. Cayenne pepper has long been considered an aid to strengthen heart tissue, which is always good whether detoxing or not.
Body builders have been using cayenne for years because of its ability to help raise metabolism. This is because natural chemicals in cayenne pepper induces thermogenesis, the metabolic process of producing heat to burn more calories and fat.
Cayenne is also long been used as an appetite suppressant and can help reduce cravings. This makes your cleanse easier to stick with.
The Master Cleanse is usually done around 10 days. But research is showing that you don’t have to do the 10 days straight. Apparently doing a couple days a week until you have done the full time is just as effective. I’m sure as long as you don’t go overboard in-between!
If you decide to try this cleanse, use caution. Many people cannot jump into fasting without some preparation. Some have experienced not only fatigue, but other extreme cleansing effects including nausea, hair loss and dizziness. Be smart and work your way into the cleanse. East into it slowly over a period of a few days and then be sure to listen to your body. This will make your efforts more comfortable and longer lasting.