Is chewing gum good or bad for you?
Here are the pros and cons to this minty treat!
Chewing gum can decrease stress, boost memory & alertness. It can also help to curb appetite and prevent overeating, but make sure you chew a sugar free variety since sugary gum can cause plaque and tooth decay.
Gum is made of gum base, flavoring, sweetener and an aromatic agent. Most gums are made with sugar substitutes such as Xylitol, Sorbitol, Mannitol, and Maltitol. Xylitol has been shown to help prevent tooth decay and bad breath.
So if you choose to chew gum… chew mindfully!
Related: Dental Benefits Of Xylitol