Yes, you heard it right! If you want to lose weight then chewing gum will help you in many ways. So many flavours to choose from, and you can have it any time of the day! If you wonder how a gum can be helpful in shedding those extra kilos, read on!
1. Wards off earache after flights!
While landing and takeoff, passengers often experience earache which is caused due to difference in air pressure. But if you chew gum, it will create saliva in your mouth and help you swallow more. So it equalizes the pressure in your ears.
2. Helps to fight nausea
If you ever feel nauseated then run and fetch that stick of gum instead of anything else! Chewing gum helps with stomach or motion problems since saliva production helps to soothe stomach irritability.
3. Get rid of bad breath!
Chewing gum reduces odour-causing bacteria of the mouth. Additionally, the breath-freshening flavours will ensure that you never have bad breath.
4. Helps counter stress and anxiety
When feeling stressed a person often shakes legs or stammers, some even bite nails. But chewing gum makes you feel calmer than doing all these things! Recently researchers have found that chewing gum reduces the stress hormone and is a great remedy for nervousness.
5. Improves Concentration
Since chewing helps in increasing blood flow, it also increases oxygen supply to the brain, which helps to enhance memory and other cognitive functions. So next time while sitting in your math class try having a gum! It boosts mental performances and understanding too.
6. Helps to lose weight!
Every time you chew a piece of gum, you send signals to your brain that you are actually chewing food. So your stomach and pancreas produce digestive enzymes when you don’t really need them, thus fooling the brain into thinking you’ve had enough! Imagine doing it every day (just don’t replace all your food with gum!)
7. Improves Oral Health
Gum neutralizes the plaque-causing acids in our teeth and cleans away food particles. It also helps in not drying the mouth and so the enamel is safe which results in better oral health. In fact, chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after meals and snacks has been proven to protect your teeth.
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