Chewing Good, Artificial Sweeteners Bad

Chewing Good, Artificial Sweeteners Bad
Previously, chewing gums were sweetened with sugar, significantly contributing to the cavity epidemic that spread across the Western world in the 20th century. Artificial sweeteners were introduced to improve dental health and reduce weight, but the results did not meet expectations. The sweeteners did not lead to weight loss and instead caused other, more severe health problems. The risk of blood clots, heart attacks, and cancer increased with the increased use of artificial sweeteners.

For a long time, Xylitol was believed to be an exception because it is naturally derived, but it was also found to increase the risk of heart problems and premature death. Sweeteners may also alter the gut microbiota in a way that may cause IBS, although this is not yet fully understood.

At the same time, research shows that chewing itself is an excellent way to manage weight. It reduces hunger and increases the secretion of hormones from the stomach. This is not surprising considering that humans have chewed to alleviate hunger during periods of famine for hundreds of thousands of years. Additionally, chewing increases blood flow to the brain, helping to keep us alert. Older people with reduced chewing ability are more likely to develop dementia because their brains do not receive enough blood. They should actively combat this cognitive decline by exercising and chewing.

In summary, we should chew a lot without consuming artificial sweeteners. But we cannot eat all the time, so what should we do? Besides carrots, crispbread, and other hard-to-chew foods, there is now a new chewing gum that contains no sugar at all and is not sticky. CHUMI offers fantastic chew resistance and is so durable that it can be reused many times. We retain the good and eliminate the bad from chewing gum.