Chew Gum? You Definitely Need to Read This
Would you stop chewing gum if I said you are intoxicating your body “one piece at a time”? Seemingly, innocent gum turned out to be a giant health wrecker. Have you ever looked at the back of the ingredient list? Most of us probably haven’t. We assume there is no harm in chewing couple pieces of gum day, especially if it is sugar free! Well, let me bust this myth, gum is toxic to your body and health dangers of chewing gum are real!
A typical piece of gum contains these dangerous ingredients:
• Gum Base
• Aspartame (you can read this amazing book on the dangers of artificial sweeteners)
• Calcium Casein Peptone-calcium Phosphate
• Candelilla Wax
• Sodium Stearate
• Titanium Dioxide
• Artificial and ‘Natural’ Flavoring
• Acesulfame Potassium
First of all, if you think gum won’t hurt your health since you are not eating it, you are mistaken. These dangerous ingredients get absorbed through your mouth straight into the bloodstream. Gum is so dangerous that some animals can die after swallowing it.
Let take a look at some of the ingredients. What are the health dangers of chewing gum?
All sugar free gums are marketed as a healthier alternative to sugar containing gum. You are constantly bombarded with information about how bad sugar is for your teeth, thus, go for a sugarless type. Well, they forget to mention that instead of sugar, it contains a sugar substitute such as – aspartame which is way worse than sugar. Why? Aspartame is a synthetic chemical combination which consists of 50% phenylalanine, 40% aspartic acid, and 10% methanol. Every one of these substances puts your health in great danger. Aspartame has been linked to virtually all diseases. When chewing gum, aspartame gets absorbed by the buccal mucosa of the mouth, which, is way more dangerous than even consuming it internally. After the absorption stage, aspartame passes the blood-brain and spinal cord barriers, then goes directly into the brain. It’s the same aspartame that’s added to virtually all diet sodas (Read more).
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