It's bad for your body (digestive system) I think, as it stimulates secretion of precursor proteases, when there is no food to digest.
In my 20yrs of existence so far - i have NEVER bought chewing gum from a shop...and have only ever chewed gum about three-four times - when i was young and had "screwball-scramble" ice-creams - i find people chewing gum a real turn off...just one of my pet hates.
Oooooh, screwballs rule! The gum is crappy but the ice cream...mmm.
Chewing too long produces laxative effects.
It says so on the back of packets of blue 'Extras' anyway
I like the taste when you first chew but as soon as the flavour goes it's horrible, it's like chewing a piece of rubber all day! and it would be a bit silly to buy a pack, chew for 30 seconds and spit out..."
love the stuff but makes me hungry as stomach is curning away.