I searched for this and found some similar questions, but not exactly what I’m looking for. I realize that sugarless gum does contain some carb/sugar alcohols and calories, which may or may not negatively affect keto diets. I’m not currently on a kd, so I’m not too concerned about the small amount of carbs in the gum. However, I’ve noticed that when I chew it between meals, I seem to get hungry, very hungry, faster in situations where I usually not be hungry. (Say after an hour or two…I eat every 2.5 to 3 hours, but usually I don’t feel too hungry by the next meal, especially if I’m using MD6.
My question is this: Does sugarless gum, despite having few calories and carbs, stimulate insuling release? I ask this as the feeling I get seems to feel like low-blood sugar hunger I used to get when I didn’t eat so frequently. I remember from physiology class that the body can produce insulin from the sight, smell, and taste of food before it’s even ingested. Is this possible with artificially sweetened gum? Thanks, and sorry about the long post.