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The sticky truth: How chewing gum can raise blood sugar levels

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Chewing gum sends signals to the brain that food is being consumed, causing the body to release insulin in preparation for incoming glucose. If the gum contains sweeteners, they might be metabolised into glucose, leading to a temporary increase in blood sugar levels.

Chew Your Way To Regulated Blood Sugar Levels With These Swaps
• Try chewing gum before meals to prep the body for incoming glucose and prevent a rapid spike in blood sugar levels.
• Try limiting the amount of chewing gum you consume daily as excessive caffeine consumption can cause gastrointestinal issues and lead to caffeine dependence.
• You can also opt for caffeine-free and sugar-free chewing gum to avoid a rapid rise in blood sugar levels.

Chewing gum with caffeine and sugar can lead to hyperglycemia because the sugar in the gum can quickly raise blood sugar levels. Also, caffeine can cause insulin resistance, making it more difficult for the body to regulate blood sugar levels. If you experience any adverse effects from chewing gum, such as headaches or stomach issues, stop using it and talk to your doctor.

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