2. Chewing Gum
Obviously you don’t want to eat chewing gum if you’re struggling with dehydration. That’s because it is indigestible and while the old wives’ tale that chewing gum stays in the system for 7 years is not actually true, what is true is that chewing gum is sticky, hard and impossible to digest.
And in some rare cases, it can end up attaching lots of other unwanted substances such as seeds and fiber. This in turn may end up blocking the digestive tract. So in short, keep chewing gum in your mouth and don’t swallow!
Oh, and you should also avoid chewing gum if you have a sensitive stomach even when you don’t intend on swallowing it. That’s because the very act of chewing makes the body think that it is about to get fed and thus it causes it to produce stomach acids to aid with digestion.
This can be damaging to the lining of the stomach if no food then follows.