Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chewing Gum Makes You More Alert

Do you like chewing gum? Are you aware what it does to you? Here is what I found out from one of the old magazine in the house.
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There's an old riddle, "What is the difference between a gum-chewing girl and a cud-chewing cow? (The answer is:) The intelligent look on the cow's face." Well, the girl's suddenly looking pretty smart. Studies have shown that chewing gum increases blood flow to the brain, and thus made you alert. Australian researchers recently found that after 20minutes of gum chewing, alertness went up by almost 19 percent. A certain studies found out that chewing gum also lowers the levels of the stress hormone cortisol by about 16 percent.

4 comments:

Denise said...

I love chewing gum.

Jennifer Hunter said...

Oh wow! I am glad i checked your blog out..this is very useful and interesting stuff. I will start chewing more gum. Cool! God bless you!

chubskulit said...

Very interesting Grace...

Nga pala, we came back here in Korea na.. we only stayed in the Phils for 3 weeks..

By the way, I came by to tell you I have awards for you here. Please grab it when you have time, see you!

Clarissa said...

Hmmmm..interesting!!Thanks for sharing!^_^