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GUM BREAKS! If you’ve been reading the blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of intermittent fasting . So much so in fact, that I recently overhauled my eating schedule and cut out all sugar and processed food from my diet completely. This meant giving up my beloved cones of gum.
I figured it was better to fast once a day rather than be forced to do it several times a day as with the old regime. It turns out, this is not only the case for me but also for my gum friends. Intermittent fasting drastically effects the bacteria in our gut (more on that later), which means that when we eat sugar or carbohydrates throughout the rest of the day, those same bacteria have a field day.
To make matters worse, these gummy snacks are completely devoid of fibre , leaving us with empty calories and nothing but an array of sugars and starches. What? Gum Bacteria Is The Real Enemy In Intermittent Fasting?
What is gum bacteria?
Gum bacteria is a type of friendly bacteria that lives in our bodies and digestive systems. These bacteria, called “probiotics,” help with a variety of things like digestion, nutrient absorption, and maintenance of our immune system. But we also have a lot of these bacteria in our stomachs, where they can cause acidity, pass gas, and cause weight gain.
When they get in our mouths, they contribute to gingivitis, a chronic inflammation of the gums which may lead to gum disease and tooth loss.
Does gum break with intermittent fasting?
This is the million-dollar question, isn’t it? The short answer is no. While there are some studies that suggest that gum may break with intermittent fasting, the research is pretty contradictory. So while it’s true that gum won’t break if you take it while you’re on a strict diet, it’s not likely that regular gum intake is good for you either way.
What can we do to combat gum berry effects?
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from gum berry effects. Don’t over think it. Just eat a healthy balanced diet and don’t forget to keep your eyes and nose clean. If you do end up with a mouth full of gummy bears, wash it thoroughly with water, twice. Use a mouthwash if you have braces or other removable teeth.
The next thing you should do is pop a squat and use a salt water Lotus when you’re out and about. This will help to draw out any remaining gummy bacteria and reduce the chances of a gum infection.
Are gum services still worth paying for?
At first glance, it might seem like a great idea to shell out money for a monthly service that will give you endless free gum. After all, the price may seem like a reasonable investment to protect your wallet and keep your monthly expenses low. However, there are a couple of things to consider.
First, the quality of the gum can vary greatly. Some of the more expensive gums may contain chemicals, artificial flavours, and preservatives that are harmful to your body. Furthermore, there is no telling how long the gum will retain its flavour. You might end up using it up in a month or two, or the flavour might go from absolutely delicious to nauseating in just a few days.
So, is gum ever worth it? Honestly, the answer depends on what you’re doing with it. If you’re trying to lose weight, then definitely, yes. While you don’t have to buy the best gum in the world in order to get the most out of it, it’s likely a good idea to spend a few bucks more on a quality product.
If you’re just trying to save a few bucks, then no. While Gum services are still worth paying for, if you want to get the most out of your gum, use a subscription service. All that being said, if you’re looking for a convenient, reliable, and affordable way to get your daily gum fix, then there’s no other option than Gum Services.
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