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Is chewing gum bad for you?

  1. Nomascus concolor profile image59
    Nomascus concolorposted 5 years ago

    Is chewing gum bad for you?

    know it is supposed to be good for your teeth, but I usually get dry throat from chewing it after a while...

  2. pippap profile image85
    pippapposted 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, yes.  There are just as many, if not more, additives in gum as there are in other commercially-prepared foods.  Read the label.

  3. TheLifeExperiment profile image59
    TheLifeExperimentposted 5 years ago

    Chewing gum can be good for certain people, like dieters or people trying to quit smoking. However, most gums contain aspartame, which literally is a mild poison. Also, gum can make you bloat because you are swallowing so much air. Sugary gum is also (obviously) bad for your teeth. I'd pass it up.

  4. coffeegginmyrice profile image82
    coffeegginmyriceposted 5 years ago

    Sorbitol is a sweetener found in sugar-free gums. Sorbitol can give us gas. It is so agonizing to have gas trapped and I have to burp it ALL out. Though I also get my throat irritated after using some mouthwash, I find it much better to brush, then floss or have an icy-hot menthol candy instead. I got rid of the bad and annoying gum habit.