Here are some reasons not to chew gum:
- It interferes with your digestion. Chewing gum tells your brain that you are chewing real food. You stomach gets ready to digest that food and nothing is coming. This process messes up your digestive enzymes and your bodies ability to digest food properly.
- Gum is full of artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and Phenylalanine.
- Gum is full of artificial colors, artificial preservatives and chemicals.
I knew all this and I continue to chew gum because I love gum! Well I didn't know about #1.
I found this article From Food Babe with some tips on a better gum to chew and what's really in that gum.
I recommend that you read the article for yourself and make up your own mind as to whether or not you will chew gum.