Believe it or not, people have been chewing gum for centuries – although back in those days it was made from the sap of trees rather than synthetic rubber we know of today.
Although most people believe chewing gum simply freshens the breath, there are in fact, many other surprising benefits of chewing gum that you were probably never aware of; meaning it’s the perfect product to buy in bulk on your next shop. Here are just a few that may interest you:
- Improves memory
According to researchers, chewing gum can improve memory. Within a study, it was discovered that cognitive function was improved when participants chewed gum regularly. This is due to the fact that it can increase blood flow to the brain. In a study carried out by Professor Andrew Sholey, it was discovered that short-term memory could be improved by an impressive 35% as a result of chewing gum.
- Increased saliva flow
Dry mouth is a common condition caused by certain medications and can lead to complications with eating and swallowing food. If you suffer from this condition, your GP may suggest that you chew gum a couple of times each day to boost saliva flow. This is since constant chewing squeezes your salivary glands, which causes saliva to be released in the mouth.
- Reduces stress and anxiety
When you’re feeling stressed or anxious, do you ever suffer from nervous behaviours such as biting your nails or twiddling with your hair? If so, chewing gum would be the perfect way to keep your nerves under control. A study carried out in 2011 discovered that those who chewed gum twice per day over two weeks found that their anxiety levels had significantly reduced.
- Helps you lose weight
If you’re trying to lose weight, chewing gum could become a crucial part of your weight-loss regime. While chewing, not only are you cutting down your calorie count as you will be less likely to eat, but you’re also training your brain that you don’t want to eat. Instead of heading to the snack cupboard when you’re feeling a bit peckish, grab some chewing gum instead to resist the urge.
- Prevents nausea
There’s nothing worse than feeling sick – and there are very few remedies that work. However, chewing gum has been proven to reduce nausea – especially morning sickness during pregnancy and motion sickness.
Bulk buying chewing gum is beneficial for several reasons and those listed above are just some that you should be making a note of. If you would like any further information on our range of products, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team today who will be happy to help.