STOP THAT CHEWING!
IF YOU’RE THE TYPE TO ALWAYS HAVE GUM AFTER A MEAL, READ ON TO FIND OUT WHY IT’S TIME TO PUT AN END TO THE HABIT.
Worried about bad breath? Just chew a minty fresh gum, right? Not quite, as it only masks the bad smell temporarily and in some cases, worsens the condition! Also, most gums with “sugar free” tags are actually a whole lot of fluff as these contain contents such as aspartame or other forms of sugar alcohol that are damaging to the body and are known to cause tooth decay, obesity, cancer and even diabetes.
Here’s something else to think about the next time you chew gum: John W. Olney, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist in Washington University’s School of Medicine, found that aspartic acid, a component in aspartame, causes holes to appear in the brain of the mice he tested on! So it’s definitely better to try a safer solution to get rid of bad breath. Drink a glass of water mixed with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before meals to smoothen your digestive process. Or chew peppermint leaves or parsley to rid of bad breath. A daily saltwater gargle can help eradicate the problem.
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