PROS AND CONS OF GUM CHEWING

Hi you! Hope your week has been splendid so far.

Today I decided to bring back to live a category in my blog -ROYAL CARE. I actually pulled this out from the blog archive. Heere wee gooo!!!

I don’t think I would ever learn how to chew gum for long, so I would describe myself as a casual gum chewer; I chew gum when it’s available mostly to keep alert or am having that feeling of indigestion.

And you may want to ask, are there classes or categories of gum chewing or chewer?

(Open both palms on lap with brows furrowed thoughtfully) me I don’t know o. Hehehe… lol.

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I just know there are bubble gum chewers and there bubble gum chewers! That’s right, I trust you know what I mean. (Winks)

Each person is a unique, individual and will have different responses to chewing gum

Chewing gum:

improves memory-
Psychologists say, the chewing gum can help in improving memory and enhance cognitive powers. They found that people who chewed throughout tests produced significantly better scores than people who did not. There are a number of potential explanations for that.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) increases while people chew. Some research shows that insulin receptors in the hippocampus may be involved in memory.

increases the glucose
which is body-and-mind fuel…

increases blood flow  to the brain.

Increases heart rate

improves oxygen delivery
to the brain which can enhance our cognitive powers.

reduces symptoms of stress.

help increase alertness and concentration.

may provide an outlet for frustration and irritation.

Both regular and sugar free chewing gum helped the adults to eat less. The physical act of gum chewing may help to reduce your cravings for high calorie snacks, thereby aiding weight loss!

improves digestion. Chewing gum helps to improve intestinal motility, also helps to increase saliva flow which promotes more frequent swallowing.This helps to prevent reflux of acid from the stomach back into the throat.

Chewing gum improves oral health. The results of scientific research demonstrate that chewing gum is good for oral health and teeth specifically. Chewing gum increases saliva, which is the most important component of oral health and powerful protector of the oral cavity.Stimulated saliva corrects a potentially harmful environment using its high concentration of buffers, minerals and antibacterial components. That helps to flush sugars, food debris and decay-causingacids out of the mouth.

Sugar free chewing gum has a number of dental benefits. Sugar free chewing gum doesn’t cause tooth decay. It demineralises tooth enamel and has an antimicrobial effect. Those who chewed sugar free gum after eating had fewer cavities than those who did not.Chewing gum freshens breath, whitens teeth by reducing stains and preventing stains from accumulating and reduces plaque.

On the other hand,

Chewing gum causes you to swallow excess air, which can contribute to abdominal pain and bloating, along with other gastrointestinal issues.

Chewing gum (including sugar-free gum) may cause tooth decay,erosion and may also cause mercury to be released from your mercury fillings.
Most chewing gum contains artificial sweeteners that may damage your health, even if it’s not sugar-free.

Ooops, hope it wasn’t so much of a long read.
What do you think? What will your choice be? Do you have more knowledge to share about GUM CHEWING? Please share in the comment box, I’m eager to hear from you.
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2 comments

  1. Hi Esther,

    A very informative post, thank you for sharing.

    Lol @ “there are bubble gum chewers and there bubble gum chewers!” I know what you mean. 😀

    I mostly chew gum after meals to freshen my breath and extract food particles stuck in between my teeth. I find mouth odour in other people very offensive and so I am very conscious of my own breath.

    Like

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