It was mid-afternoon when I felt the urge to have a snack. I opened my refrigerator and kitchen pantries to see what’s there to eat. Do I want to eat cookies? No. Chips? No. Sandwich? Still no. I found myself in front of an abundant supply of food but still can’t make up my mind what to eat. It’s the same eerie feeling I have when I open my closet overflowing with clothes but still can’t decide what to wear.
Still undecided, I saw a chewing gum in the drawer, unwrapped it, put in my mouth and started chewing. Alas, my food craving is gone. As my teeth were pounding and grinding on it, I asked myself, did the gum suppress my appetite? If it did, could it result to loss of weight? While chomping and enjoying the sweetness squeezed from this piece of rubber, I started doing a research. What did I find?
It sure did suppress my appetite and I found out there’s much more benefits that you can enjoy from it: improve memory, stress reduction, increase focus, alertness and concentration, manage weight, improve oral health and etc.
Don’t get carried away though. Of course, things done excessively have it side effects, too. It may lead to stomach burns and ulcer. And never consider skipping a meal with a piece of gum. Enough said, enjoy!!!