Many people ask does chewing gum break a fast or not and believe me this is among the most asked questions that people ask before Ramadan fasting or while practicing Intermittent Fasting.
I’m going to tell you in both of the ways whether it’s spiritual Ramadan fasting or Intermittent fasting. This question arises because chewing gum is just a chewed substance and not for swallowing.
Does Chewing Gum Break a Fast During Ramadan
Nowadays most chewing gum is made up of a gum base which includes preservatives, flavors, and sweeteners. So when you chew a piece of gum, no doubt you swallow its sweeteners and flavor.
Hence it’s proved that chewing gum breaks a fast during Ramadan without any doubt but there is still some chewing gum in the market that does not include sweeteners and flavor, what about that?
If you chew a piece of gum that does not include any of the preservatives, flavors, and sweeteners, although it will break your fast because anyhow it must have included some chemical substances.
Moreover, it’s quite difficult to find chewing gum that has no preservatives, flavors, and sweeteners. Also, Ramadan is a gift of Allah and fasting is only for Allah, so have some patience until the opening hours of fasting.
Does Chewing Gum Break a Fast During Intermittent Fasting
a lot of people love to chew gum throughout their day whether they are fasting or not, so basically, all sweeteners containing gum should be avoided because they contain sugar and sugar equal to calories.
Some say that it’s a very less calorie but only 1 calorie can ruin your fast and may not give you any advantages of Intermittent fasting because calories can produce an insulin response.
So you really want to avoid any gum that does include sugar in it. However, some gums are made up of artificial sweeteners and are sugar-free but better to avoid if you want good results of Intermittent fasting.