gum, toothpaste, and over the counter medications?
questions may sound silly, but when you think about it, these
products can contain a small amount of sugar or sugar substitute.
See what our member have to suggest.
gum can cause insulin levels to rise
I can't chew gum 'cause if I do I get so very hungry and my
stomach roars big time. You can always give it a try and see
how it affects you. If you find yourself hungry afterwards
I'd switch to a mouthwash or breath spray instead (although
I remember a discussion we had here on this board once about
some people getting hungry even after the mouthwash!).
toothpaste lists sodium saccharin as one of the active ingredients
wouldn't be too worried about toothpaste, it's such a small
amount and we don't swallow it. Now medicines like cough syrup
do tend to have a much bigger amount of sugar, I'm sure there
are some without sugar, just don't know if you can buy them
over the counter.
in Brazil uses a toothpaste that has NO sugar or sweetener
whatsoever, it's supposed to have only natural ingredients
and be very good for you but the taste is horrible! She likes
it, I can't stand it LOL.
I have to comment on this...
I am a Dental Hygienist. Toothpastes in general can be cosmetic
or therapeutic, which means that they can assist in cleaning
and polishing the teeth, and other ingredients contain things
that reduce dental disease. Ingredients included can include
water, abrasive agents, polishing agents, preservatives, foaming
agents colorings and flavorings. Of course its the flavorings
that are of concern here. My personal feeling is that there
is such a miniscule anount of these, and since they should
not be swallowed, should not be a problem.
same way though, mouthrinses also contain flavorings, so that's
another point to consider. Hopefully no one is drinking them