Chewing-gum : tableau des calories


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Chewing and bubble gum typically does not contain significant amounts of fats or protein – most of the calories come from carbohydrate in the form of sugar or other sweeteners. Refer to the calorie calculator for your favorite chewing and bubble gum to determine the nutritional facts.

Sugar Content

Most of the calories in chewing and bubble gum comes from carbs in the form of sugar. As you may already know, eating too much sugar on a regular basis can have a negative impact on your health in several ways. For example, the overconsumption of sugar has been linked to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer. For these reasons, it is best to enjoy chewing and bubble gum in moderation.

Empty Calories

Chewing and bubble gum may seem like an innocent snack but they are full of empty calories. This means that it contains a relatively high amount of calories per serving while providing little nutritional value in the form of vitamins and minerals. While 5 to 10 calories per stick of chewing or bubble gum may not seem significant, if you chew gum all day long you could be consuming 100 extra empty calories per day.
Because chewing and bubble gum is a type of candy, you should not expect it to provide any significant health benefits. Refer to the calorie counter for your favorite chewing and bubble gum to determine the nutritional facts.

Impact on Weight Loss

Many people turn to chewing and bubble gum as part of their weight loss efforts, thinking that by chewing gum they can keep hunger and cravings at bay. While this may work for some people, a recent study suggests that regularly chewing gum may make you hungrier. In fact, participants in the study were shown to eat fewer meals but they ended up consuming the same number of calories (or more) throughout the day.

Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

Many chewing and bubble gum varieties today come in “sugar free” versions. This type of chewing and bubble gum is typically very low in calories and is even said to help prevent tooth decay. It is important to realize, however, that sugar free gum likely contains an artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Artificial sweeteners have been linked to a number of health problems including hormone imbalance, heart palpitations, neurological disorders and increased risk for diabetes.