Check before you chew


Check the ingredients in your gum before you stick it in your mouth. 85% of the major brands of gum contain an artificial sweetener called aspartame, which is also used in yogurt, soft drinks, cookies and candy bars for diabetics. “When heated to 86 degrees Fahrenheit (human mouth = 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) — aspartame releases free methanol that breaks down into formic acid and formaldehyde in the body.” –Very bad for you.