City Times

The detox-diet scam

Faduma Muhidin

May 1, 2013

Recently, singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles reintroduced the Master Cleanse Diet on the "Oprah Show," on which she claims to have lost 20 pounds for her movie role in "Dream Girls." The diet consisted of consuming nothing but water and a concoction of lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for 10 days in conjunction with mild laxatives both in the mornin...

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