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Chewing Gum Helps Improve Oral Health and Releases Stress

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Has anyone ever mentioned to you that chewing a gum every day is actually healthy? I have been told many times before and it actually seems to be true as scientists do research on this topic. Of course, it is possible that on some people chewing a gum would have no effect, because everyone is different and a completely unique.

So far gum chewing is said to help relieve stress, increases productivity and concentration, helps reduces weight, increases the oral health, as well as strengthens the jaw muscles. There were different experiments performed where it was clearly shown that people chewing gums are actually more concentrated and tend to do better on tests. It releases the tension and stress and as we all know stress and nervousness are our worst enemies on job interviews, examinations and other important for us challenges. If you are calm and certain of your knowledge and skills you would do best in any kind of mental trial. But if your mind is kept busy by the stress of the situation your concentration is immediately affected. Apparently gum chewing helps keeping in focus.

Non sugar gums have low calories and they basically could be used as snacks. This helps taking in less calories. Oral health is really important as well, because every carries in your teeth is actually an open door to bacteria. Surprisingly our mouth usual state is actually having a really large amount of bacteria. There is though a really important enzyme in our saliva – lysozyme. It has an antibacterial effect and helps increase the oral health. Gum chewing increases the amount of saliva  and as we know the saliva’s function is not only digestive but also protective.

Chewing requires contraction of your jaw muscles. Training them by chewing has the same effect as for example training your arm muscles in the gym – they become stronger and more powerful.

Here they are the health benefits of gum chewing. You can give it a try yourself, chewing for at least 20 minutes each day. Perhaps you see a change.


Health Benefits Of Eating Chili Every Day With Your Meal

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Many people are so used to eating chilies that without them their meal is not delicious at all. Others, like me, are not used to eating chilies at all. I have tried several times before but the burning heat sensation that they cause is just too much for me. My mother is eating chilies with every meal. She usually takes away the seeds, because they have even greater burning sensation than the rest of the chili. In fact this is actually what is known about chilies. The benefits of eating them are actually many.

If you have diabetes or you are overweight, then chili will help, because it reduces the sugar level in the blood. The exact way of achieving this is still not researched but it has been proved that the necessary insulin to reduce the exceeded sugar after a meal is reduced by 60%.

Chili also affects the peristalsis of the intestines. The peristalsis means the subsequent contraction and relaxation of the muscles in the intestine wall. This is how the food you intake moves through your digestive system and the necessary nutritive substances are transmitted in the blood. This is really important, because it helps your organism to quickly gather the needed substances and dispose the rest. Problems with normal peristalsis actually lead to keeping of unneeded substances in the organism, which leads to overweight. For example, this is why you get recommended to drink tea, because it helps your normal metabolism, which includes peristalsis, therefore reduce your weight. Eating chili has that effect as well.

Chili also makes the blood thinner, lighter. This helps the pumping function of the heart. It means that less energy is needed for circulating your blood. Chili has a relaxing effect on the organism as well. The capsaicin ( this is the substance that causes the burning sensation when eating chili) interacts with a chemical called Substance P which is connected to perceiving pain. Chili reduces pain such as migraines and headaches.

Eating chili daily with your meals is a really good way to keep yourself healthy and resistant to numerous conditions.