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502 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by falconwing

If a pack of gum says that each piece is 10 calories, is that amount just for chewing the gum, or also for swallowing it?


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13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 7/25/06 - 1:04:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would assume chewing, because it would be a health hazard if everyone swallowed each piece of gum they chewed. Of course, the person would burn off those 10 calories if they chewed the gum long enough, so really it shouldn't be an issue with calorie counting.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 7/25/06 - 5:47:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
What kind of dumbass question is this? Chewing gum is for chewing, therefore it only counts for chewing it, not swallowing.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 7/28/06 - 11:25:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's for chewing, as far as I'm aware. Most of the calories are in the sugars that dissolve out or it and get absorbed.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 7/29/06 - 12:26:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
The gum base itself is non-digestable, and thus has no calories.
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/7/06 - 5:31:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have always wanted 2 know that!! Thats a good question. I guess its for chewing coz thats wat everyone else is saying
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/7/06 - 5:38:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
the same for the reason wanderer said
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 8/7/06 - 6:24:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
You don't need to worry about calories if you swallow it.

You should be more worried about choking on it, constipating yourself, or causing your plumbing to back up if you swallow your gum on a regular basis.

13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 9/10/06 - 5:19:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
i always think that i burn those calories while chewing... but i dont know if thats actually true
13 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 10/17/06 - 4:22:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
WTF is up with all these non-poll questions being added by the same mod? Don't you know what kind of questions go on the site and which go in trivia? If you can look the answer up, it doesn't belong in the question forum at YT. Unless you feel like you can do whatever you want since you're a mod, which I hope is not the case.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 11/11/06 - 12:19:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, since most people don't swallow gum, I'd assume they only mean for chewing it.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 12/29/06 - 10:36:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
Chewing. They're just taking into account the sugar and flavoring in the gum.
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 12/29/06 - 10:38:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would think chewing, since you're not supposed to swallow gum.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Wednesday 1/10/07 - 9:00:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/17/2006 4:22:50 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
WTF is up with all these non-poll questions being added by the same mod? Don't you know what kind of questions go on the site and which go in trivia? If you can look the answer up, it doesn't belong in the question forum at YT. Unless you feel like you can do whatever you want since you're a mod, which I hope is not the case.

I noticed this too, a lot of the questions mods add are pretty ridiculous. If I tried to add this question it would have gotten rejected, and some smartass mod would have sent me a link to google.
*suddenly I'm banned from YT for talking about a mod in a less than glorified tone, because they can get away with that too*
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 2/2/07 - 11:40:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
It is swallowing under the assumption that it would digest.-they test the energy given off when burned, so it wouldn't count the energy lost to chewing. Counting chewing calories, it is probably negatives.
13 yrs ago - Tuesday 3/27/07 - 11:31:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
This question is so retarded, I'm not even gon answer
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 5/31/07 - 11:22:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
this question is not retarded. i've been curious as to this answer as well. it can still be interpreted as an opinion question
12 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 5/31/07 - 11:51:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it all comes from the sugar, which seems to dissolve pretty quickly in your mouth as you chew it.
12 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 6/23/07 - 2:44:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Perhaps
The difference in calories
Between chewing and swallowing
Is too insignificant
To really make a difference
in the human body

But it does make
for some good trivia

12 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 7/10/07 - 5:14:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/31/2007 11:51:42 PM mike23 wrote:
I think it all comes from the sugar, which seems to dissolve pretty quickly in your mouth as you chew it.

That is what I was thinking.



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