7 Surprising Health Benefits of Chewing Gum

by Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy
Important of Chewing Gum

Surprising Health Benefits of Chewing Gum

New research is indicating that chewing gum offers the surprising health benefits. However, there are no standard benefits on everyone. Each person is a unique, individual and will have different responses to chewing gum.

The results of scientific research indicate chewing gum may be good for a number of things that include: improve memory, stress reduction, increase focus, alertness and concentration, manage weight, improve oral health and etc.

Health Benefits of Chewing Gum

Stress Reduction

Have you have wonder why Athletes and coaches are often seen chewing gum during a contest, because it is scientific studied that Chewing Gum help in Stress Reductions,

Breathe Freshener

We all know that Chewing gum also serve as a quick breath freshener. A stick of gum can provide a remedy after a meal or drinking coffee, Especially for those that smoke or drink, Chewing Gum can help to eradicate the bad odors

Chewing gum improves memory

Psychologists say, the chewing gum might help in improving memory as well as enhance cognitive powers. They found that men and women who chewed throughout tests produced significantly better scores than people that did not. There are quite a few potential explanations for which.

The act of continuous chewing or moving of our jaw actually improves our memory. The activity in the area of our brain that is important for memory (the hippocampus) raises while people chew. Some research implies that insulin receptors in the hippocampus could be involved in memory.

Improves Oral Health

If you tend to suffer from oral health problems like bad breath or gum infection, you might want to chew some gum to relieve these symptoms. When you chew gum, your saliva production is also stimulated. If you didn’t know already, saliva is the most important factor when it comes to maintaining good oral health. Saliva has antibacterial properties and can help flush out food debris, remaining sugars and other harmful acids in your mouth. Sugarfree gum has also been found to be effective in protecting the enamel of your teeth. In fact, chewing on some sugar-free gum after meals can lessen your tooth cavities.


Improves Digestion

You might not be aware of it but chewing gum can also improve your digestion, as long as you chew your gum after meals. Notice how you frequently swallow while chewing your gum, because of excess saliva production? This helps keep digestive acids down in your stomach.

Chewing Gum increases the glucose level which is body-and-mind fuel.

Chewing gum increases the circulation of blood to the brain. Increased heartbeat improves oxygen delivery for the brain which can enhance our cognitive powers. Some studies have reported that the circulation of blood to the brain increases by up to 25 percent to forty percent during gum gnawing. Also the act of chewing increases our heartbeat and blood pressure adequate to wake up the two left-and right hemispheres to function together.

Losing Weight

You will hate Fast food (Junk Food) after reading this. And you should

Chewing gum can be used as part of a weight loss program .When dieters develop a craving for food, a stick of gum offers a low-calorie alternative to a high-fat snack ,With low calorie count (5 to 10 per serving), chewing gum is an inexpensive snack. According to some studies the adults who chewed the gum ate 36 calories less of the snack than adults who did not chew gum. Both regular and sugar free chewing gum helped the adults to eat less

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Neha November 25, 2012 - 5:18 pm

i don’t know till now that chewing is also increase our mind power thanks for this information.

King Temilola Globalwalyy November 26, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Thanks for your comment….

Abdul Qoyyuum November 26, 2012 - 3:59 pm

I can confirm for point 1, 2 and 4. But I don’t think point 3 is confirmed. Can you post a reference link to support the scientific findings of such claim? Thanks in advance.

King Temilola Globalwalyy November 26, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Thanks for dropping your comment , according to point three, it is scientifically studied that , people who chewed Chewing Gum most, lost appetite in food, which giving them the ability of loosing weight…. hope you can know understand our point.. Thanks for dropping your comment

Dana March 6, 2013 - 6:12 pm

I am pretty good about stincikg to the list bc with 5 kids to buy for it is already a LOT of stuff and too expensive. I often will make the day more special by getting them a special dinner and dessert to make it a happier more fun event and less of a chore for all of us.

Dr Beam November 26, 2012 - 5:44 pm

wow, you are totally right about this info, i must give you 85%.. thanks for sharing a wonderful post..

Javier January 10, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Great post, really enjoyed it!

Christopher April 30, 2017 - 6:27 pm

Can you imagine? I actually thought chewing gum was only to keep the breath fresher. Thanks for sharing this tips.. The psychologists saying chewing gum improves memory….hmmm.

What do I know? They know better


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