These days, chewing on a piece of gum can expose you to hundreds of odd synthetic ingredients and chemicals. If you are like me, you don’t like ingesting a load of nonsense that was created in a lab; aspartame, acesulfame k and butylated hydroxytoluene, the laundry list of unpronounceable compounds can be tediously long. The ritual of a good piece of gum is enough, for some, to take a bite out of the work day, put that extra pop to your workout routine, or curb that nasty cigarette habit you picked up from your college days. To keep your bubble from bursting, several healthy alternatives to the standard stick of doublemint are making their way to the market.. The price may be a bit steeper but it is surely worth the extra few cents to avoid harmful ingredients. These all-natural chewing gums are made without artificial preservatives and flavors and can be found online or at a variety of health food stores such as Natural Grocers and Whole Foods.
- Simply Gum
It can’t be much more descriptive than the appropriately named, “Simply Gum. This chewing gum, along with Peppersmith in the UK, is the only other synthetic-free gum base out there. It is made with six all natural ingredients, making it a great option for all those minimalists out there. Made from the gum of the sapodilla tree, the base of Simply Gum is a healthy alternative to the synthetic base of so many other non-natural gums on the market. Lightly sweetened by pure dried organic cane juice, the simplicity of this sweetener will be a relief from those chemically altered artificial tastes. Without a doubt this great natural chewing gum will leave your mouth feeling simply fabulous.
Harvested from the sap of the Spodilla tree in Central America, Peppersmith gum products avoid the use of petroleum based or synthetic bases. The gum, made in the UK, is sweetened with xylitol from beech trees and is accredited by the British and International Dental Health Foundations for being good for teeth.Made from real mint extract and naturally tapped chicle, Peppersmith sticks to more traditional flavors, including fine-English spearmint, fine-English peppermint, and lemon and peppermint. As basic as these flavors are, a wild flavor is about to enter the mix- fish and chips. The gum hasn’t been released to the market yet… so will have to wait and see if food flavors will be able to stick. The gum can be purchased online.
“Kick Aspartame” is the slogan for this top selling aspartame-free gum. This Swiss gum, sweetened with Xylitol, is able to take full advantage of naturally found flavors without the need for the test tube or Bunsen burner of a chemistry lab. Pur Gum promotes healthy oral hygiene while remaining vegan, gluten-free, GMO corn syrup-free, and diabetic friendly. Wintergreen, Spearmint, Peppermint and the unique Pomegranate Mint flavors of this gum will certainly be able to make a splash onto your taste buds. Available in over 7500 locations worldwide, the chiclet-esque packet of this great gum can be found in stores around the world.
Deep in the heart of the southeast rainforests of Mexico grows a natural gum used once by the ancient Mayans. Glete utlizes the natural chicle gum, sustainably tapped directly from a the trunk of a tree. By using naturally found Xylitol in birch and beech bark, Glee Gum’s formula is not only able to strengthen your teeth but also acts as a non-artificial sweetener. While the gum is a healthier option, the base still contains synthetic ingredients. Flavors include peppermint, spearmint, bubblegum, cinnamon, tangerine, triple berry, sugar-free refresh-mint , sugar-free lemon-lime, and the new wild watermelon.
The Spry Dental Defense System has a number of products that are made to keep your teeth healthy and clean throughout the day. Utilizing narturally found xylitol sweetners, Spry gum encourages a healthier rate of tooth reminarilzation (a good thing) without negating the flavor of a common sucrose enhanced gum. No sucrose means less calories and less of an effect on blood sugar levels, which is particularly good news to those with diabetes or other blood sugar related health concerns. Further, Spry’s Xylitol flavor creates a hostile environment for bacteria that causes stinky breath… even better news for the next person you pucker up to. Browse flavors Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon, Fresh Fruit, and Green Tea, and other dental hygiene products at www.xclear.com.