Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My New Year's Resolution: Eat More Licorice

Now that's the kind of New Year's resolution I like: Something positive. There are lots of reasons to eat licorice (besides its great taste). Licorice contains glycyrrhizin, a natural sweetener that's 50 times sweeter than sucrose. That means you can satisfy your sweet tooth without a lot of extra sugar. There are even sugar free varieties. Panda licorice is made with all natural ingredients, and organic licorice is another healthy alternative.
But that's not all. Licorice is just plain good for you. It's an expectorant, an antiviral/antifungal AND contains antioxidants. It has been shown to help peptic ulcers, cold sores and PMS. One study shows that licorice makes LDL cholesterol more resistant to oxidation.
So, instead of concentrating on what you're going to give up for the New Year, think about what you're going to add: more licorice!
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d j / s p l i t said...

I couldn't agree more! Licorice is the best, and the amazing amount of varieties available make it interesting.


Matty said...

Without a doubt.
Love me some 'rish.