Halloween celebrations might be over, but those bags filled with candy are still on your countertop, and they won’t go away unless you eat it. We all enjoy indulging in sweet stuff while watching scary movies, but apparently, movies are not the most terrifying part.
Recently, FDA released a warning, reminding those with bags of candy to avoid excessive amounts of black licorice. The problem with this candy is that you may experience the range of unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms like abnormal heart rhythms, swelling, high blood pressure, lethargy or even congestive heart failure.
The thing is that black licorice contains glycyrrhizin that can cause potassium levels in our body to significantly drop. The safe portion for people over the age of 40 is about 2 oz or 56 grams per day.
If you are experiencing one of the symptoms listed above, stop eating black licorice and call your doctor immediately.
Have a happy and safe Halloween!