4 dangerous celebrity cleanse diets

Celebrities may swear by them, but cleanse diets are downright dangerous. Dr. Susan Biali breaks down four popular cleanses, and how they're harmful


The Master Cleanse

Celeb fans: Beyoncé, Ashton Kutcher, Pink

The Master Cleanse, famously used by Beyoncé to drop weight for the movie Dreamgirls, is a liquid fast of mainly lemonade made with maple syrup and cayenne pepper. This is really nothing more than a 10-day liquid starvation diet.

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