2nd October 2019

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Can you chew gum on a fast?

Regular gum has sugar (and also calories). Regular chewing gum is typically sweetened with corn syrup, which is a form of sugar called glucose. This sugar gives you a rise in blood sugar each time you pop a piece. Sugar-free chewing gum also makes the list as a fasting no-no because of the artificial sweeteners.

So, is sugar free gum safe during pregnancy?

Considered safe during pregnancy in moderate amounts (so one pack of xylitol-sweetened gum a day is fine — but you might not want to chew through five), it has 40 percent fewer calories than sugar and has been shown to prevent tooth decay.

Is it safe to chew gum with phenylalanine during pregnancy?

You might have seen warnings on some gum and other foods that note the presence of phenylalanine, which is an amino acid. If you're wondering whether it's safe to consume phenylalanine during pregnancy -- given the warning labels -- the answer is that it certainly is, unless you have a disease called PKU.

Can you swallow gum while pregnant?

There are no consequences, if you swallow gum while pregnant. Whether you are pregnant or not, the gum will appear one or several days later imbedded in stool in the toilet bowl.
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