Today’s health tip: Benefits of chewing gum

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Chewing gum has become a habit for many people, others use as mouth fresheners

Aspartame an artificial sweetener commonly found in sugar-free foods. Titanium dioxide a common food additive used to whiten products and give them a smooth texture.

Chewing gum while performing tasks can improve various aspects of brain function, including alertness, memory, understanding and decision making

The act of chewing, linked to reduced levels of stress hormones like cortisol.

Chewing gums sweetened with the sugar alcohol xylitol are more effective than other sugar-free gums at preventing tooth decay.

This is because xylitol prevents the growth of the bacteria that cause tooth decay and bad breath