10 Disturbing Reasons To Quit Chewing Gum.
#6. Gum is made with sheep byproducts.
Most gums have lanolin in them. That's a waxy substance that comes from sheep wool. It helps it stay soft for your chewing pleasure.
It's not bad for you but it's not very enticing.
#7. Gum can cause Mercury to be released from your fillings.
For those that have Mercury fillings you should be aware of this:
"…chewing gum has been shown to increase the release rate of mercury vapor from dental amalgam fillings… The impact of excessive chewing on mercury levels was considerable."
This came from a dental study so it should be taken seriously.
#8. The artificial sweeteners used in gum are not good for you.
Gum is filled with plenty of artificial sweeteners. After all, you wouldn't want to chew on sheep's wool would you? Since it is in your mouth the ingredients are directly absorbed into your body through the inside of your cheeks and when you swallow.
Read the ingredients on your next pack before you open it. You may think twice before buying it.
#9. Who thought chewing gum could be hazardous?
Besides the fact that when you step on a piece of gum it makes a mess of the bottom of your shoes, gum can also make a mess of the inside of you.
After reading everything that you have just read, are you now thinking twice about buying that next pack of gum? If not you should be.
#10. She makes it look so enticing!
This photo makes chewing gum look so enticing doesn't it? Before you do so though you should check out the long term effects of gum chewing. They may not be worth it!
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