Chewing gum helps to control stress

The chewing gum helps to control the cortisol, the hormone produced by the adrenal glands in situations of stress. To support it, is a research conducted in England at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

According to the team of scholars, in fact, chewing Chewing gum would play a stress Thanks to a series of interactions between hormones and neurotransmitters, which would activate the initial phase of digestion, increasing the flow of blood to brain, which translates into a state of serenity.

The researchers, involved 40 volunteers to a series of tests, designed just to induce a stress Mild to moderate, and have been monitoring parameters such as the level of cortisol in saliva. Those who chewed Chewing gum, Showed a reduction of the state of anxiety 17% and a level of cortisol 12% lower. Than those who did not.

Clearly, the chewing gum, as like the Italians, who consume annually about 23 thousand tons, it is unthinkable that alone is enough to reduce chronic stress and related damage, primarily those of ‘cardiovascular system. However, the habit of chewing gum can help you feel better, when combined with a lifestyle healthy, including supply balanced, exercise, Regular rhythm of sleep, No smoke and little alcohol.

Also, do not exaggerate in quantity. Per day, are allowed no more than 3 or 4 Chewing gum. Chewing too much, in fact, involves the ingestion of air and can cause a lot less functionality cardia the valve located between the esophagus and stomach. All this can lead to problems such as swelling to belly or Gastro esophageal reflux. Regardless, the tires contain sweeteners. When it comes to sugar the risk of caries is quite high, but even if they are artificial sweeteners should be limited consumption. While Chewing gum to Xylitol is able to reduce the concentration of Streptococcus mutans in saliva, the bacterial species most responsible for tooth decay.

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