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Safe to swallow gum?

  1. Jan 22, 2006 #1

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    I got ter thinkin, wouldn't it be more healthy to swallow gum after you chew it rather than spit it out? Extra fiber for your large intestine or not?
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2006 #2

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    Since when is there fiber in gum? So do you also swallow pebbles with the thought it mind it could be good for your intestine?
     
  4. Jan 22, 2006 #3
    You will grow a rubber tree in your belly..and the branches will sprout out your ears!

    Swallowing gum, dosen't seem to have any effect on us, just passes right out of us.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2006 #4

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  6. Jan 22, 2006 #5
    I'm assuming it is just a myth that swallowing gum will not make it remain in your system for roughly ~6 or so years...
     
  7. Jan 23, 2006 #6

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    But small, round pebbles, like marbles, wouldn't be harmful would it?
     
  8. Jan 23, 2006 #7

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    :rofl: You're not considering it, are you? Ruminants eat stones to help them digest plants, the stones stay in their stomach all their live.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2006 #8

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    Not that I am, but it wouldn't, would it? Children swallow their teeth all the time (if I had a nickel for every time I heard that one!), after they fall out.

    After looking up what a ruminant is, I have noticed I am not a ruminant. Does the same apply?
     
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