Does anybody here chew gum? Have you quit and noticed any improvements?
I, for one, chew a pack (15 pieces) a day of sugarfree gum, and I've created a dependency complex. Is it worth it to quit?
Here are the ingredients: SORBITOL, GUM BASE, GLYCEROL, MANNITOL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, LESS THAN 2% OF HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE, ASPARTAME, ACESULFAME K, SOY LECITHIN, BHT (TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS), COLORS (BLUE 1 LAKE, BLUE 1, RED 40). PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE.
It's not pretty, but each piece is 2.7g. So- over the course of the day, I chew around 40g of gum.
I guess this might be one of those situations where wondering whether it is a problem means it is a problem. Thanks for your input, though.
Also- I sometimes have difficult achieving satiety. Could this have anything to do with chewing gum?
Final note- I know chewing gum looks trashy. We don't need to raise that.