I want to highlight a very important topic: that of chewing gum.
We might not be aware of it, but most people chew gum constantly, digesting the ingredients in those gums. In fact, 10,000 tons of gum is chewed every year all around the world! Humans have been chewing gum for 9000 years.
Most gums today either have sugar added to them, or if they are sugar-free, have aspartame added to them.
Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used as a sugar substitute in some foods and beverages. It’s found in diet sodas and most “sugar-free” products. But aspartame has been known to cause many negative symptoms in people.
The FDA lists 92 symptoms reported from the use of aspartame including headaches, dizziness, mood change, nausea and change in heart rate. In other words, it’s best to stay away from it.
Pur Gum came up with a solution to this issue by sweetening their gum with Xylitol, which is a natural sugar alcohol which they derive from non-gmo corn grown in Europe.
Their mission statement reads as follows:
“We change the way people chew by providing an aspartame-free, great-tasting chewing gum that delivers the highest quality flavors and ingredients. We use simple substitutions and eliminate chemical sweeteners, with a team that provides the highest level of customer satisfaction.”
Moreover, they are Dairy-free, Gluten-free, and non-GMO, which makes them safe for diabetics and pregnant women.
I really rate this gum. It tastes great, has long-lasting flavour, and there are many flavours to choose from. They have pomegranate mint, peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, coolmint, and cinnamon.
You can find Pur Gum here on their website: http://pur-gum.com/products.html
It might not be something we think about much, but chewing gum with lots of added sugar or chemicals can have detrimental effects on our health. It’s good to be mindful of even the gum we chew.