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Before you put that gum in your mouth, Read this…

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6 Gross Side Effects of Chewing Gum Before you reach for another stick of gum, consider these rather disturbing side effects that gum chewing can cause. Chewing Gum May Increase Your Junk-Food Intake Many people chew on a stick of gum to reduce food cravings and, theoretically, help them avoid eating unhealthy foods. However, while research shows that chewing gum reduces your motivation to eat, your hunger and how much you end up eating, gum chewers’ meals end up being less nutritious than those eaten by non-gum-chewers. For instance, people who chewed gum were less likely to eat fruit and instead were more motivated to eat junk food like potato chips and candy. This is likely because the minty flavor in the gum makes fruits and vegetables taste bitter. It May Trigger TMJ (Temporoma