We all have had a childhood where our parents used to trick and fool us to keep from chewing gums using many horrible stories, one of them being: A kid once swallowed a chewing gum which got stuck in his throat and then doctors had to chop his neck to bring it out!
Their concern, however, was not wrong, as chewing gum swallowing can get dangerous at some rare times. But, to feed your curiosity, we will tell you what exactly happens when you swallow one.
In fact, a part of gum is actually easily digested by our gut. That part consists of sweeteners and flavors.
Gum base acts exactly like the seed of a fruit. It might take long to get digested but not because of its sticky nature. Chewing gum does not get stuck to our stomach lining!
People suffering from Crohn's disease or Diverticulitis can get agitated by swallowing gum. The temporary effects like cramps and constipation can be the reason of complaint.
This warning is for us all as our stomach will be unable to take the massive build-up!
Gums help to concentrate, to activate salivary gland to prevent foul breath, eases heart burn and clear bacteria from the mouth. SHARE this rare information with your friends and family!