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50 Food & Nutrition Myths You Need to Stop Believing

2) Swallowed Gum Stays In Your Stomach For Seven Years

Don't believe everything you hear as a kid. While your body might not be able to digest chewing gum properly, it won't stay lodged in your stomach for seven years (who came up with that anyway?). Instead, when your stomach empties, it gets ushered through your intestines with everything else and eventually leaves your body. Expect it to be out of your system in 1-2 days.


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