JAN 05, 2018 04:33 PM PST

Too Much Gum Can Mess with The Digestive System

WRITTEN BY: Carmen Leitch

Chewing gum has its benefits; it keeps breath fresh and can help keep your teeth clean. Some studies have even suggested that it can reduce stress. But there is new evidence to suggest that chewing too much gun can lead to irritable bowel syndrome. While the physical act might cause a person to swallow air, which leads to bloating, the additive titanium dioxide might be disrupting the digestive system.

Artificial sweeteners are also found in gum, and can be another source of digestive discomfort. In cases of excessive gum chewing, with some individuals chewing through ten packs of gum every day, there can be damage to the jaw as well. Learn more about what happens when people go overboard on gum.
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