The benefits of chewing gum

Some of the surprising benefits of chewing gum include:

Improve Memory

I always like to chew gum, I know it looks cheap and stupid for some people, but as far as I know, chewing gum has some surprising effects. According to new research, it has been found to enhance alertness and cognitive function, boost mood and reduce stress. According to English research, chewing gum can also help the body release insulin, which stimulates the area of the brain associated with memory. This can help you stay focused and remember things better.

Combating Bad Breath

It’s embarrassing to have bad breath, yet it can happen to anybody. On the other hand, bad breath can be a sign of more significant oral health issues, including gum infection or disease and dry mouth. In addition, flavored chewing gums may rapidly disguise lousy breath.

Reduce stress

According to the research findings in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Research, chewing gum can also help reduce stress from daily life. Participants who chewed gum consistently for an extended period reported feeling less anxious than those who did not chew gum. Chewing gum twice daily for two weeks alleviates anxiety, depression, fatigue, and other mental illnesses.

Keep your teeth healthy.

Chewing gum for at least 20 minutes after a meal can help preserve your teeth by removing food debris and boosting saliva flow. Saliva contains phosphate and calcium, which help to strengthen your tooth enamel. People who have a dry mouth may experience discomfort eating, swallowing, or speaking. Your jaw muscles push on your salivary glands, causing saliva to be released. As a result, chewing gum daily can help alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth. Chewing gum will also help the muscles of the jaw to become stronger.

Burn calories just by chewing

Another advantage of chewing gum is that it can help you lose weight. A few small studies have shown that chewing a stick of gum only burns 11 calories per hour. But this won’t lead to considerable weight loss. However, unless you also follow a low-calorie diet and engage in regular physical exercise. Chewing gum can help control cravings, manage hunger, and promote weight loss.

Prevent acid reflux or heartburn

According to many studies, chewing sugar-free gum for half an hour after eating may lessen acid reflux symptoms. Chewing gum helps decrease acid in the esophagus, increases your saliva production, and causes you to swallow more. This allows any acidity in your mouth to be quickly eliminated.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store