Studies have found that chewing gum actually have some surprising benefits for the body.
Many of us can relate with school days involving chewing gums which usually result in some form of punishment or the other. Chewing gums have been kicked against by many and for countless reasons. But do you know that they have some benefits to the body?
Here are some of them:
Boosts the memory: According to research shown that chewing gum boosts mental performance. Cognitive functions like memory, concentration, and reaction times improve when people chew gum. It was suggested that chewing gums helps focus on tasks that require monitory over a long period of time.
Great for dieting: Notice how you don’t feel so hungry when you chew gum? That’s because the act of chewing and the flavour helps fight cravings for food or snacks which is great for those on a diet.
Reduces stress/tension: According to research, chewing gum can help cope with stressful or tension-filled situations. Psychologists have for years known that chewing gum helps to ease tension and release nervous energy by reducing the stress hormone cortisol in the body.
Improves digestion: The frequent swallowing that comes with chewing gum is great for digestion because it helps keep digestive acids in the stomach. So next time you’re done with a meal, you might want to pop a chewing gum in your mouth to aid the digestive process.
Chewing gum helps prevent tooth decay: The best way to prevent tooth decay is to brush your teeth regularly, but we all know we can’t always brush our teeth after every meal. Chewing sugar-free gum is the next best alternative to prevent tooth decay.
Chewing gum helps relieve dry mouth: Because chewing gum stimulates saliva production up to 10 times the resting rate, it’s a huge help in reversing oral dryness, and the problems and discomfort associated with dry mouth.