I used to chew gum like it was going out of style. It was my quick sugar fix when I was hungry or trying to keep myself from eating when I shouldn’t. Unfortunately, most of the gum I liked to chew was full of aspartame. Yuck! Now that I need to eat Gluten-Free, it’s always a struggle to ensure what I am putting just near my mouth is safe for me to eat. PUR gum recently asked me to review their products. I had never heard of PUR before, but once I saw that it was gluten-free and was the #1 selling aspartame-free gum, I was excited to give it a try!
If you are like me and had no idea that aspartame was so bad for you, let me give you the quick low down. It wasn’t until I did my first Whole30 and I was watching some video documentaries on Netflix about our food industry in the US that my eyes really were opened. Aspartame is completely man-made. It’s synthetic. Meaning, you will not find aspartame in any part of nature at all. You will find it the majority of sugar-free products like candies, gums, and beverages. So, while you think you are doing something good by cutting out sugar, you are actually doing the complete opposite. Aspartame has been to blame for over 92 symptoms that the FDA has agreed are real — headaches, dizziness, nausea, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, and much more.
PUR Gum is sweetened with Xylitol, which is made from corn. I also have very high insulin, so for me I always need to be careful that I am eating something that will not spike my blood sugar. Xylitol is perfect for me because it stabilizes insulin naturally. PUR gum is:
- Diabetic-Friendly and
You can find PUR Gum in 4 flavors: Wintergreen (my favorite), Spearmint, Peppermint and Pomegranate Mint.