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The Surprising Health Benefits Of Chewing Gum

Posted on 5/22/2023 by Evan
The Surprising Health Benefits Of Chewing GumMost people link gum with fresh breath and a reduced desire for sweets. However, chewing gum has several unexpected health advantages. This blog post will discuss some of chewing gum's less obvious health benefits.

What Are Some Benefits Of Chewing Gum?

Chewing gum has been shown to have positive effects on oral hygiene. Chewing gum promotes the flow of saliva, which washes away food debris and neutralizes acids contributing to tooth disease. Also, removing germs and other odor-causing compounds from the mouth when chewing gum may assist in freshening your breath.

Cheating gum might help your digestive system in unexpected ways. Food digestion is aided by stomach acid and digestive enzymes, both stimulated by chewing. Chewing gum may also help reduce the amount of acid that goes back into the esophagus from the stomach, which can help ease acid reflux symptoms.

Chewing gum has been shown to have surprisingly positive effects on mental health and the expected positive effects on dental and digestive health. According to studies, chewing gum has been proven to increase memory and concentration and lower tension and anxiety. Chewing gum has been linked to increased cerebral blood flow, which has been shown to benefit mental acuity. One thing to keep in mind is that not all gums are the same. Look for sugar-free gums with xylitol or stevia as a natural sweetener when purchasing. Overusing gum may cause jaw discomfort and other health problems, so moderation is key.

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