Surprising Benefits Of Chewing Gum

Slim Your Waistline

Chewing gum can slightly curb your cravings, which may help you make better eating choices.

Burn Calories Just By Chewing

Sure, you only burn 11 calories an hour from chewing a stick of gum, but times that by several hours, and you may be shaving an extra 50 plus calories from your day.

Keep Your Teeth Healthy

As long as it’s sugarless, chewing gum for 20 minutes after you eat can help protect your teeth by removing food debris and increasing your saliva flow

Improve Memory

When you chew gum, it increases blood flow to your brain. This has a lot of positive effects including improving your memory. 

Reduce Heartburn

Following up a meal with a stick of gum can lower the acid levels in your esophagus. This may help reduce acid reflux and heartburn.

Lessen Depression

Chewing gum twice daily for two weeks reduced anxiety, depression, fatigue, and other mental illnesses in patients during a 2011 study.

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