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Here's what actually happens when you swallow gum

There are a lot of rumors about what happens to gum when you swallow it. Some say it sticks around in your stomach for seven years. Well, don't be afraid -- it doesn't stick around forever. SEE ALSO: 8 insanely dangerous foods people actually eat There are three basic components to digestion. You have to mechanically break down the food - e.g. chewing. Next, enzymes in your saliva help pull nutrients from the food.
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