Chew On This
It’s a well known fact that chewing on sugar-free gum can help freshen your breath and prevent dental caries, but did you know that chewing gum can also help you lose weight?
Research is showing that when people chew gum before a snack they eat around 30-40 calories less at the snack than those who do not chew gum before their snacks.
Chewing gum also often takes the place of high calorie snacks. Many times we eat because we are bored. If you can chew gum instead of snacking on chips or other high calorie foods, you’ll decrease the amount of calories you eat.
Chewing gum has also been shown to relieve stress and tension levels and keep you focused. Chewing increases blood supply to the brain, and some people wonder whether it can actually increase your ability to learn and retain information.
Also, chewing gum burns about 11 calories per hour, so chew on!
Information obtained from: The American Dietetic Association