At school, I chewed gum without interruption. Of course, some teachers were outraged by this, they made various comments, but the most convincing thing was in this spirit: "If you push yourself a huge jaw, you will be ugly." Until now, this thought pauses me.
Consuming large quantities of chewing gum can have various consequences:
As mentioned, chewing gum contains sorbitol as a sugar substitute. Sorbitol has a pronounced laxative effect, increasing in proportion to the amount taken into the body. Large doses of sorbitol lead to a strong laxative effect, accompanied by flatulence. At the same time, sorbitol is used as a drug to combat constipation in laxatives in the form of chocolates and sweets. This substance, unlike most other laxatives, is not poisonous, which allows it to be used in the treatment and prevention of alcohol intoxication. Harm 1 - Benefit 1
Sorbitol is produced naturally by the human body, although it is poorly absorbed. Too much of it in the cells of the body can cause dysfunction. Consuming large amounts of sorbitol can worsen irritable bowel syndrome and cause malabsorption of fructose. Harm 2 - Benefit 1
Chewing gum also contains flavorings, flavors, preservatives and other food additives approved by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. It should be understood that the effect of any chemical on the human body depends both on the individual characteristics of the organism and on the amount of the substance. Food additives that are harmless to one person can have severe harmful effects on another. Therefore, doctors recommend, if possible, to protect children, the elderly and allergy sufferers from food additives. Harm 3 - Benefit 1
When chewing, salivation increases, which contributes to remineralization and cleaning of teeth; the chewing muscles receive a uniform, balanced load due to the plastic and physical and mechanical properties of the chewing gum itself; gum massage is to some extent the prevention of periodontal disease. Harm 3 - Benefit 2
Experts recommend using chewing gum only immediately after meals and no more than five minutes a day. Otherwise, it promotes the secretion of gastric juice into an empty stomach, which can contribute to the development of stomach ulcers and gastritis. Harm 4 - Benefit 2
In people suffering from heartburn, chewing gum helps to relieve its symptoms. The saliva that is released, which has an alkaline reaction, is swallowed. The acidic content of the lower third of the esophagus is neutralized. At the same time, a constant flow of saliva ensures the cleaning of the lower third of the esophagus. Harm 4 - Benefit 3
The harm caused by chewing gum to the outdoor exterior when it hits sidewalks, walls of houses, benches, etc. is called "gamfiti". With such frequent use of it, you will surely be one of the culprits of the increase in the number of gamfiti on our Earth. In addition, chewing gum is made from artificial polymers, the harmless disposal of which has not been established in our country. Harm 5 - Benefit 3
Based on the data I have, Harm from two packs of chewing gumNoah's gum on the day won the Favor with a score of 5: 3.
It all depends on what the gum is made of. But there is one process that the gum starts, regardless of its composition - the secretion of gastric juice. The pancreas at a reflective level begins to produce it even in the process of chewing before food enters the esophagus. As a result, we get: an empty stomach and high acidity - gastritis.
Sorbitol is the most commonly used sugar substitute in chewing gum. It has a laxative effect and in such large quantities can cause diarrhea.