Chewing gum could be multifaceted health aid

Research published in the Journal of the American Nutrition Association showed that adults who chew sugarless gum have a lower added sugar intake and snack less throughout the day.

Studies show that periodontal disease is higher among individuals with serious health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

The research suggests that regularly chewing sugar-free gum might mitigate some of these serious conditions.

Chewing gum might also help reduce acid reflux due to the presence of bicarbonate, which helps neutralize stomach acid. 

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