The amazing health benefits of chewing gum

Even though chewing gum has been done since ancient times, do you know that it is healthy to chew gum?

Chewing gum has health benefits (Shutterstock)

The only caveat when it comes to chewing gum is to buy sugar-free gum because gum with a lot of sugar can cause tooth decay.

Here are some benefits of chewing gum;

Chewing gum helps to balance the acids in your stomach and reduce acid reflux and heartburn.

You burn 11 calories for every hour you chew gum. Do you also know that chewing gum reduces your craving for food and that inversely helps you lose weight?

Chewing gum helps to remove food residue from your mouth and keep saliva from your mouth. It also reduces bad breath that can happen from several hours of silence and food debris.

Eating gum when you are reading can work wonders for your memory. Chewing gum increases blood flow to your brain. Research has also found that it increases short-term memory by 35%. However, chewing gum for too long can have a negative effect on memory.

This is one of the most common uses of chewing gum, especially when you are bored during the day. Chewing gum can revamp your mood and make you feel less tired or dull.

Nausea makes you feel like vomiting, and you can feel nauseous for various reasons. Pregnancy, motion sickness or sickness can make you feel nauseous. Chewing gum increases saliva production which in turn helps you feel better.

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