Eating black licorice gum regularly can improve your health and reduce your body fat without any side effects. The results of a new study could make you feel like a kid in a candy store. Read here more about this phenomena.
A study presented at a recent endocrinology meeting in Toronto showed that licorice intake of 3.5 grams a day [roughly 1.4 ounces] reduced body fat by up to 4%, without any change in blood pressure. One explanation is that its strong taste suppresses the appetite.
"Another explanation is that eating these "black sweets" makes you feel full, so that you eat fewer calories," says weight-control expert Terry Jacobson.
Used for generations in China, ancient Greece and the British Isles, the magic root is cultivated around the world. Although it has been used as a flavoring for hundreds of years, many people don't know that it also has very beneficial medicinal qualities.
The root has gained a reputation for strengthening the body during times of stress. Since the 14th century, it has been used to soothe coughs, colds and bronchitis.
Did you know that "The Black Root" has been also used as a laxative to adjust blood sugar, reduce pain from ulcer and arthritis?
And here is another effect of the "wonder gum". Chewing licorice root has been most helpful in giving up smoking as it gives the hands something to do and has the shape/texture of a cigarette. Also it tastes like tobacco (because cigarettes are flavored with it).
Are you like me? Then you are also interested in the nutritional value of this wonderful root. And even that is impressing. It contains the full program of vitamin E, B-complex, biotin, niacin, pantothenic acid, lecithin, magnesium and other trace elements.
Arent't you sure if you like the taste of licorice? Why not give it a try and banish for a while your "unhealthy" sweets?
I've tested many licorice products here in Germany and prefer Haribo licorice. For me it has the best taste. Its popularity is based on the real, soft taste of licorice that comes from carefully selected raw materials of natural origin.
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