Today I will doing to share with you 6 benefits and 5 negative side effects of chewing gum. Like any other food source, although chewing gum is not a food type but you will get the idea…, there are health benefits and risks depending on you much do you consume.
Everybody consumes chewing gum, from children, adults, sportsmen and even medical practitioners! Studies shows that there are many advantages of chewing gum. Likewise there are also many health risks of consuming too much chewing gum. We will discuss both points in this article.
Personally I love chewing gum, I used to consume a lot when I was in school and college. It is a really good way to pass time and keep you alert from boring classes… but hey this is among one of the many advantages of chewing gum.
6 Benefits of Chewing Gum
- Improves memory
- Reduces stress
- Increases focus, alertness and concentration
- Helps to manage weight
- Improves digestion
- Gives a good oral hygiene (fresh breath)
Studies show that chewing gum improves memory, increases concentration, reduces stress and improves digestion. This is due to the act of constant chewing. You see every time you chew something your body will start the digestive system; and this will make your brain alert which means you will be more focus. Plus chewing gum have a strong flavour which is good for oral hygiene (fresh breath).
5 Negative Side Effects of Constant Chewing Gum
- Tooth decay
- Jaw stress
- Stomach issues (ulcer in extreme cases)
- Kidney problems
- Pain the facial muscles
Constant chewing gum has many dangerous side effects in long term such as: kidney problems and in extreme cases ulcer. This is due to the digestive system that gets activated when you start to chew. You see no food is being digested therefore your stomach is getting filled with gastric juices which are very acidic that can cause ulcer and even kidney problems in long run. And not to mention the amount of sugar that chewing gum has that can cause tooth decay.
So what is the conclusion? Should you chewing gum or not? The answer is simply you should but in limit just like any “food source”. Anything over limit causes negative side effects in our systems. This is how our bodies are designed. So there you have it 6 benefits and 5 negatives side effects of chewing gum.