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Do you swallow chewing gum?

Commented on November 16, 2013
Created October 03, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Do you? (if you have to) Is it bad for you?

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on November 16, 2013
at 09:35 PM

You're welcome! :D

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on November 16, 2013
at 09:13 PM

Thanks for the laugh !

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on October 05, 2013
at 01:31 AM

I used to, but blowing bubbles when farting is embarrassing in certain situations.

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on October 03, 2013
at 06:57 PM

same thing as every other undigestible thing we consume -- it comes out the other side.

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on October 05, 2013
at 06:14 AM

The short is answer is: "No, I don't swallow my gum ." Actually, I don't chew gum. In my opinion, chewing gum is a healthy habit: it removes stuck food particles from the teeth and gives exercise to the jaw muscles. However, the big caveat is: either you poison yourself with its sugar content or with a chemical sweetener like Aspartame. So, no gum for me.

Read about it here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chewing_gum

Excerpt: «Chewing gum is a soft, cohesive substance intended for chewing but not swallowing. Humans have used chewing gum for at least 5,000 years. Modern chewing gum was originally made of chicle, a natural latex. By the 1960s, chicle was replaced by butadiene-based synthetic rubber which is cheaper to manufacture. Most chewing gums are considered polymers

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on November 16, 2013
at 06:47 PM

After one month of asking this question, I guess I found a good enough reason why one shouldn't swallow chewing-gum...

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on November 16, 2013
at 09:13 PM

Thanks for the laugh !

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on November 16, 2013
at 09:35 PM

You're welcome! :D

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on October 04, 2013
at 08:42 PM

According to

http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryfaqs/f/chewinggum.htm

very frequent swallowing of gum can be problematic

"if you swallow your gum it will almost certainly be excreted, usually in pretty much the same condition as when you swallowed it. However, frequent gum swallowing may contribute to the formation of a bezoar or enterolith, which is a sort of intestinal stone."

If you're looking a gum that is the least industrial / most "natural" and has xylitol ....check this out

http://www.gleegum.com/sugar-free-glee-gum.htm

they're even working on changing their mint gum from white to green to remove the titanium dioxdie

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on October 04, 2013
at 08:11 PM

I've swallowed gum before and i'm still here, but doing it routinely is probably not the best idea. Sure, you will poop it out, but do you honestly want that stuff in you? Besides, though Grok may have had chicle or milkweed sap to chew on, I'm pretty sure he didn't have chemically processed rubber that's loaded with artificial colors and flavors or, heaven forbid, refined sugar.

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on October 03, 2013
at 07:11 PM

will it get stuck in your stomach for 7 years, no. is it good for you?? hmm.. i assume it would be the same as any indigestable fiber, so no it is not good for you but unless your doing it multiple times every day i cant see it being significant enough to cause an impact.

tl: dr - dont make it a habit

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