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Are there any calories in chewing gum?

Are there any calories in chewing gum? If there are, are they released when chewing it, or only if it is swallowed?
Becky Cairns from Hampshire (age 5-14)

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One Response

  1. Chewing gum does contain calories. Hubba Bubba for example is 25 kcal per portion but most sugar free gums are between 5 and 10 kcals per portion. On average you burn 11 kcal an hour extra by chewing gum so it just about balances itself out 🙂

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