Whether you chew gum to curb your appetite, boredom or even just to freshen your breath… Did you ever stop and think; how many calories do those little sticks of gum have?
In sugar-free chewing gum, it’s between two and five calories a piece. So between 1,344 and 3,360 calories over a year, based on two pieces a day, basically. But don’t panic, because you’re actually burning off a lot more than that by just chewing it – so it’s all good (according to the Mayo Clinic).
How many calories am I burning off with gum?
In simple terms, 11 calories an hour. that may not sound like a lot, but if you were to chew for four hours a day you will have burned off around 308 calories in a week. That’s 1,232 a month – or even 14,784 a year…
What is the calorie difference between sugar-full and sugar-free?
Is chewing gum bad for my teeth?
According to journal Plos One, no, sugar-free gum is not bad – and it actually contributes to the maintenance of oral health.
In fact, one single piece can remove up to 100 million bacteria from your mouth in just ten minutes.
So crew on gum lovers…. Just do it with your mouth closed!