Calm Your Nerves By Chewing Gum

Annoying as it may be, studies show that smacking gum can actually reduce anxiety and stress, and even boost brainpower.

What do eating a big meal and biting a stick of gum have in common? Chewing, tasting, salivating and swallowing all increase blood flow to the brain, which create feelings of contentment and calmness (why do you think they call it “comfort food”?). Chewing on some sugar-free gum can also reduce stress by ameliorating cravings for nicotine and other substances.

Do It Today: Chomp down on a stick of gum to alleviate tension.

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