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Barqs Root Beer
Root Beer: Is root beer healthy;it's hard to say in my opinion. There are a number of herbs and spices that are beneficial but my question would be do you get any significant amount of these ingredients to make a difference. Then there's the question of the amount of sugar in a can. Refined sugar in any form is not really good for you. ...Read more
No: Back in the old days, sassafras was a component of root beer. The stuff contains safrole which is an electrophile and might mutate genes, and some lab animals given huge doses got liver fibrosis in somebody's lab. I'd avoid the stuff which you can still get in home-brew root beer though I've seen nothing on the epidemiology to suggest a serious risk. ...Read more
I've heard a rumor that caffeine free root beer can help with milk production while nursing. Is this true?
Not true: While there is some liquid in root beer, it's not a known stimulator of milk production. Drinking plenty of water, resting & eating well, and nursing often are the best ways to keep producing milk. Here's a helpful article by a pediatrician also certified by the international board of lactation & trained in pediatric nutrition: http://drjaygordon. Com/breastfeeding/increasing-milk-supply. Html. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It feels like I'm going to be sick after eating half a piece of pizza and a little root beer. What can I do to calm down?
I worked from 12 to 5 yesterday in sun I got very shaking after while and started get dizzy I drunk root beer and it went away? What causes this.
I just realized that I have drank a few Root Beers while pregnant that contain licorice root extract which is a no-no in pregnancy. Is this dangerous?
Root beer: A few drinks of root beer should pose no problem even though you are pregnant ...Read more
In excess: Beer / alcohol has 7 calories / gram, more than carbs or protein (4) and almost as much as fats (9). You can unintentionally drink a lot of "liquid calories" that then suppress your desire to eat "regular" (/healthier) calorie sources. Drink wisely & not to excess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: One man's food is another's poison. Ancient Greek physicians recognized this verity. So of course beer can be good or bad as a food and beverage. Small amounts of alcohol have had numerous reports of improving health. In general if one is drinking more than 16oz per day for men and 8 oz of 6% beer for women one can rightfully be concerned about abuse and detrimental effects. ...Read more
All relatively low: I assume you're trying to decrease the risk of gout attacks. All beers are relatively low. Look here: http://www. Acumedico. Com/purine.Htm. If gout is the issue it's more important to reduce sugar and especially high fructose corn syrup intake. Gout comes from an inefficient or impaired liver. All alcohol impairs liver function, as do many medications. The best approach is a low carb diet. ...Read more
Perhaps: Alcohol simply is not a good idea for a developing brain and because it can interfere with testosteron levels etc. It might indeed limit height...But the main problem with alcohol when young is it can harm the brain and stunt emotional growth and that is perhaps even more important than bone growth when it comes to eventual health and well being. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The alcohol itself: Stays in the body only for 8 to 12 hours. However, the changes made to your liver, brain, nervous system may take longer to resolve. Of course the more one drinks, the longer it takes to recover. That is why a person should only drink in moderation, and if that is not possible, then they should not drink at all. ...Read more
One standard beer: (12 ounces) stays in your system 60-90 mins. If this beer is proportionately greater by volume or concentration, than the alchol will remain in the body for a time period increased by a similar proportion. ...Read more
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