Regular consumption of some gum can cause diarrhea due to xylitol, a sweetener that has a laxative effect on the digestive tract. It should be remembered that gum marked as sugar-free products are what often contain xylitol.
According to the nutritionist, consulted by Revyuh, “Chewing gum frequently can cause diarrhea.”
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Likewise, chewing movements also contribute to the secretion of saliva and gastric juice, but in the absence of food. Therefore, if the patient suffers from gastroesophageal reflux, which involves the discharge of acidic contents from the stomach into the esophagus, the gum can cause a negative reaction in the stomach.
Consuming gum for a long time can also make it a breeding ground for harmful microorganisms.
“It does not replace brushing, it does not replace the use of floss because it does not clean teeth like traditional forms. It is even possible, especially if chewed for a long time, to become a breeding ground for microorganisms. It turns out that a person, in fact, chews their own microbes,” the doctor summed up.
It was previously reported that there is data showing that chewing gum has positive effects on reducing body weight. In some people, a reduction in appetite is observed when they regularly chew gum, according to some nutritionists.