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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Eating Too Much Black Licorice Causes Heart Problems

Black licorice has been a favorite confection for thousands of years. According to Healthline, licorice root which is used as a sweetener in many candies and beverages, has been used for its medicinal benefits for centuries. The ancient Egyptians used licorice root in tea to soothe gastrointestinal problems. The glycyrrhizin acid in licorice boasts anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.

Licorice is also touted as an excellent treatment for respiratory problems, reducing stress and assisting in the treatment of both breast and prostate cancers, according to ongoing research by the American Cancer Society. Topically, gels containing licorice can help treat eczema because of its antibacterial properties. Many holistic health practitioners suggest applying licorice to tooth decay to kill bacteria.

But the FDA has issued a stern warning if you are 40 years or older, eating two ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could land you in the hospital with an irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia.



Anonymous said...

The good stuff keeps you regular though.

Anonymous said...

The gist of this story is what you want, when you want, eat what you want and as much of it as you want. If it's good for you, next week it will kill you and if it's bad for you, next week it will make you live to 110.

Anonymous said...

Is this "black" report racist?

Anonymous said...

Every thing in moderation and every once in a while go all in the key to a good life.

Anonymous said...

Like crack, heroin, shooting smack with a used needle? Eating hazardous waste? Being bit by a rapid bat?

Anonymous said...

Eating too much black licorice makes your turds black.