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The Best and Worst Chewing Gums—Ranked!

Sorry to burst your bubble, but even though you don't swallow it, there are some scary-sounding ingredients in chewing gum —along with unneeded sugars—that can still impact your health. If you're looking for something to gnaw on though, there are certain ingredients to look out for that are major red flags. While not every stick of chewing gum is harmful, there's a chance you're unknowingly choosing the wrong gums to mindlessly chew. According to Michelle Hyman, MS, RD, CDN, a registered dietitian at Simple Solutions Weight Loss , there are three key components to watch out for when you find yourself in the candy aisle looking for gum to buy: Butylated hydroxytoluene, or BHT, a food additive that is banned in some other countries. Titanium Dioxide, which is more commonly seen as the active ingredient in sunscreen, is potentially carcinogenic (cancer-causing), according to Hyman. Artificial colors, which may trigger food allergies and are also possibly carcinogenic