The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a word of warning during this season of abundant candy. Too much black licorice can be hazardous to your health. It’s true. You really can overdose on the old fashioned treat. If you’re 40 or older, eating a mere 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could trigger irregular heart rhythm or arrhythmia. It’s caused by the compound glycyrrhizin, which is the sweetening compound derived from the licorice root. Glycyrrhizin can cause potassium levels in the body to fall, which can cause some people to experience abnormal heart ... Read More
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