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Barqs Root Beer
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
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
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 2 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 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
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