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Busted! 6 Truths About Childhood Myths

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Gum Stays in You for Seven Years


If this myth were true, that wad of gum you swallowed in middle school would still be hanging out in your intestinal tract at your high school graduation. Thankfully, although a bit harder to break down than other foods, gum actually passes through your digestive system within a couple of days.

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September 1, 2014



Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.


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