Tuesday, 4 October 2016

What Happens To Your Body When You Swallow a Chewing Gum? Does It Really Stay in Your Stomach for 7 Years?


One of nonsensical myths that frighten small children (in addition to what “will grow a tail coffee”) is one that if you accidentally swallow gum it will stay in the body and will keep you stuck intestines.

YouTube channel “Reactions” explains the way the body digests food.
Because the gum is made of rubber base consisting of polymer, saliva enzymes are unable to degrade as other foods, such as fat, carbohydrates and alcohol.

Therefore, the gum out of your body in its original form, the same one in which we have swallowed.