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Is It Okay To Swallow Chewing Gum?

Author: 
Jon Dough

Woman chewing gumWhen you were younger you were probably told not to swallow your chewing gum because something bad would happen. 

One very popular myth that people repeat is that once you swallow gum it will stay in your stomach for seven years. 

Or maybe you heard that swallowing gum would make a gum tree grow in your belly. 

This DNews video explains exactly what happens when you swallow gum and debunks the myths along the way. 

Do you have a gum swallowing myth that wasn't mentioned?  If so we would like to hear it in the comments!