Because most gum is. Not a lot of people consider gum to be a major source of junk or toxins in their diet, but the reality is that majority of gum is filled with aspartame, soy, preservatives and other sketchy ingredients. To top it off, gum often contain GMOs as well. While it may not seem significant because gum is tiny and not an actual food, consider how many times you chew gum. If you’re a regular gum chewer, you’re ingesting these toxins everyday, sometimes several times a day.
Here are common ingredients in gum that you need to avoid:
- corn syrup
- “natural” and artificial flavors
- titanium dioxide
- acesulfame potassium
- food coloring (like yellow #5, red #40, etc)
That being said, I do chew gum. I like it. Spry is the safest, healthiest gum that I’ve found. You can buy it here, it’s a lot cheaper online.