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12-26-2002, 09:30 AM
Is it okay? Why or why not?

12-26-2002, 09:42 AM
I think its fine. When I'm cutting for comps I go through like a pack a day. It definately helps me with my sweet tooth.

Chew Away!

12-26-2002, 02:57 PM
i do the same to,but some kind of gums make me feel hungry when chewing,its very strange.I told it to a friend and he told me that some of the ingredients of the gum react with the liquid in my stomach..has anybody a good explanation?

12-26-2002, 03:59 PM
Where does Trident get those 5grs of carbs, maltodextrin or so?

12-26-2002, 04:32 PM
I don't think that there is anything wrong with sugarfree gum. I've heard that artificial sweeteners can cause an insulin response in some people, but it is probably rare and is not even such a big deal if it does happen. I've also heard that chewing gum signals your stomach to release digesitve enzymes in greater amounts, as if you were eating food, which could potentially be unhealthy. I think that this also is not that big of a deal short term, though I am unsure of the long term affects of consistently chewing lots of gum on a daily basis.

12-26-2002, 04:53 PM
Trident has glycerine, which is a sugar alcohol.

It has 4 calories, but I'm guessing it doesn't damage your teeth like regular sugar filled gums do.

12-27-2002, 08:14 AM
I always chew it when I'm dieting. Really helps with the hunger