When I was in college I hated Algebra. To this day I don’t know why I had to learn it; I never use it. Whenever I had to take a test, I had to – and I mean HAD TO – chew gum. Somehow it helped me do better on the test. I figured it was some sort of stress reliever because I was chomping my teeth together, but I didn’t know there was science behind it.
Apparently chewing gum lowers the stress hormones in your body so it helps reduce stress. The increased blood flow to your brain also keeps you more alert, improves your ability to focus and helps you do memory-oriented tasks. No wonder I had to have my Juicy Fruit for every test!
Even today I find chewing gum helps me concentrate. Knowing it has the added benefit of reducing stress, I’ll probably pop some Mint Chocolate Chip Sugar-Free gum the next time I am facing a tough situation. And because I’m a chocoholic, the taste of chocolate will surely take me to my happy place.
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