Bubble Gum MachinePhoto by Aleksandra Flora

Making it through the workday can be tough, but instead of reaching for that third (or fourth?) cup of coffee, try chewing a stick of sugar-free gum. Research suggests chewing gum can help keep us alert, improve memory, and even help reduce stress. Plus, it can take the edge off those mid-afternoon munchies, helping curb the craving for vending machine treats.

The Takeaway: Chew gum for an instant brain boost.

Chew to Chill Out

Gum also has anxiety-fighting superpowers.

Curb That Craving

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