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This Happens When You Swallow A Chewing Gum. Eye-Opening!

This Happens When You Swallow A Chewing Gum. Eye-Opening!
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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.   

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#1 It does not stay in stomach for 7 years!

#1 It does not stay in stomach for 7 years!

In fact, a part of gum is actually easily digested by our gut. That part consists of sweeteners and flavors.

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#2 Gum base is insoluble!

#2 Gum base is insoluble!
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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!

#3 People with certain diseases have to take extra care!

#3 People with certain diseases have to take extra care!
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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.

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#4 Consuming gums in huge amount can be problematic!

#4 Consuming gums in huge amount can be problematic!
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This warning is for us all as our stomach will be unable to take the massive build-up!

Health benefits of chewing gum

Health benefits of chewing gum
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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!

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