Chewing gum can make you feel bloated for a few reasons.
Firstly, when you chew gum, you tend to swallow more air, which can cause bloating and discomfort in the abdomen. This is especially true if you are a fast and aggressive gum chewer.
Secondly, chewing gum can stimulate the production of stomach acid, which can also contribute to feelings of bloating and indigestion.
Finally, many types of gum contain sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, xylitol, and mannitol, which are known to cause digestive issues like bloating and gas in some people. If you find that chewing gum regularly causes bloating, you may want to consider reducing your gum chewing frequency or switching to a sugar-free breath freshener that does not contain sugar or sugar alcohols.
Mintier's Breath Serum is a great alternative for those who want instant fresh breath without the sugar or sugar alcohols.