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Old 03-08-2010, 08:50 AM   #1
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Is there a 'better' low carb choice for chewing gum?
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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I prefer to recommend gums without aspartame.
Spry is a nice brand and so is stevia dent

If you can transition away from gum at some point, it's healthier for the digestive system.
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I like the xyloburst brand- just sweetened with xylitol.

I eat a few pieces a day- I am fanatical about breath freshness.
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Sorry to THREADJACK..

Fawn, I have always been curious, how does chewing gum affect the digestive system???
I barely chew gum anymore because it seems as though it does affect it, but I guess I am looking for an explanation as to HOW? LOL
Thanks in advance , you are always so knowledgable!
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bella, when one chews gum, digestive enzymes are released from the pancreas. Chewing sets the whole digestive juice process.....if there is no food to digest, you're causing problems.

It is also speculated that the gum chewing process encourages mercury release from amalgams..
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:24 AM   #6
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bella, when one chews gum, digestive enzymes are released from the pancreas. Chewing sets the whole digestive juice process.....if there is no food to digest, you're causing problems.

It is also speculated that the gum chewing process encourages mercury release from amalgams..
So I guess it is the same rule as alcohol - not on an empty tummy!!!
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:25 AM   #7
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It is also speculated that the gum chewing process encourages mercury release from amalgams..
Do people still get those put in?

Thank god I never had any mercury in my mouth!
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Is there a 'better' low carb choice for chewing gum?
Hi Clackley…

Most sugar free these days sweetened with Xylitol...any of them are really fine. Just check the labels and see what carb content they actually have.

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Hi Clackley…

Most sugar free these days sweetened with Xylitol...any of them are really fine. Just check the labels and see what carb content they actually have.


Most are actually a mix of xylitol and aspartame!
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Most are actually a mix of xylitol and aspartame!
and acesulfame-k!
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:02 PM   #11
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Hi Clackley…

Most sugar free these days sweetened with Xylitol...any of them are really fine. Just check the labels and see what carb content they actually have.

Thanks everyone!
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Use this as a reason to quit chewing gum completely. It is a very unattractive habit.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:52 PM   #13
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Use this as a reason to quit chewing gum completely. It is a very unattractive habit.
Promise, I don't chew with my mouth open! I am not afraid to chew gum but only wanted to know if there was some superior brand out there that I didn't know about. Thanks anyway.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:00 PM   #14
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Use this as a reason to quit chewing gum completely. It is a very unattractive habit.
haha only if one chews like a cow- with their mouth open, making loud noises.

I think more people could benefit from gum so the rest of us don't have to deal with their stale breath.
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haha only if one chews like a cow- with their mouth open, making loud noises.
Not really. IMO, it's anyone chewing gum. Mouth open or closed, quiet or loud. It's all quite unattractive.
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Not really. IMO, it's anyone chewing gum. Mouth open or closed, quiet or loud. It's all quite unattractive.
seriously? I would prefer any gum chewing over some people's heinous breath.
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seriously? I would prefer any gum chewing over some people's heinous breath.
lol... I don't care for either.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #19
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Not really. IMO, it's anyone chewing gum. Mouth open or closed, quiet or loud. It's all quite unattractive.
Then you shouldn't chew gum but I would hardly have the audacity to tell you not to.
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Then you shouldn't chew gum but I would hardly have the audacity to tell you not to.
I stopped chewing gum probably 10 years ago.
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I stopped chewing gum probably 10 years ago.
And...?
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And...?
I still don't like to see others do it.
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Then you shouldn't look. I believe in tolerance.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:18 PM   #25
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Chewing gum helps me steer clear from things that are bit too tempting. I use Orbit cinnamint. There is probably a better choice, but it works for me.
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Is there a 'better' low carb choice for chewing gum?
Parsley.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:56 PM   #28
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not quite what I had in mind! But thanks.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:57 PM   #29
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I think chewing gum is fine if you can find a sweetener that's healthy and doesn't wreak havoc on your system. I loved Extra, but aspartame caused me SO many issues. I totally kicked it to the curb. I miss aspartame, but I don't miss being diagnosed with the beginning stages of MS. It's the best sacrifice ever.
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So I guess it is the same rule as alcohol - not on an empty tummy!!!
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