Liquorice Can Make You Dumb

Eating liquorice in pregnancy may affect a child’s IQ and behavior:

Women who ate more than 500mg of glycyrrhizin per week – found in the equivalent of 100g of pure liquorice – were more likely to have children with lower intelligence levels and more behavioural problems.

Glycyrrhizin is 30-50 times sweeter than white sugar.

Twizzlers, the popular licorice-type candy, does not contain anything from the licorice plant, hence it contains no glycyrrhizin.

Black Coffee Makes Me Vomit

drinking coffeeI once tried to wean myself off the cream and sugar I put in coffee. The first time I went cold-turkey, drinking just black coffee, I vomited an hour after I drank it. Maybe it was the eggs I ate with breakfast.

The next day, drinking it black, I vomited it again about an hour after I finished the coffee. Maybe it was bad coffee.

When it occurred the third day I figured I was dumb; it must be the lack of sugar or cream. I added a teaspoon of sugar the next time with no cream, and I didn’t vomit.

Over the next few days I reduced the amount of sugar until I had none, and then I vomited. I need sugar in my coffee.

Apple juice doesn’t appeal to me either; it’s never made me puke, but its acidity makes me nauseated after a few sips.

So, my question: does any common food or beverage make you vomit like clockwork?