Don’t Eat Too Much Black Licorice This Halloween

The FDA warns the public that eating too much black licorice is not good for your health. This is only if you eat a ton of licorice daily—about 2 ounces of black licorice each day for at least two weeks. The consequences of eating too much leads to irregular heart rhythm which could land you in the emergency room.

The reason for this is glycyrrhizin which is a sweetening compound found in licorice root. When you eat an excessive amount of this, the compound causes your body’s potassium levels to decline which leads to irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure.

Overall, black licorice does not have any permanent health effects and that a lot of licorice flavored products don’t have any real licorice in them. Last year, they only reported one case.

Happy Halloween from the Professional Medical Corp. Team! Have Fun and be Safe!

 

Read original article here—Courtesy of Times Healthland

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