Do you know chewing gum can help you burn calories?



Many of you may already know that chewing a gum may help you reduce that face fat. But did you have any idea that chewing gum can help you lose overall body weight as well?

Proper exercise and diet have always been the best way to achieve a healthy weight. But sometimes, a few small steps may help you accelerate your weight loss plan and chewing a gum while you walk may be one of them, says a new study.

A small study conducted in Japan and presented at the medical conference in Europe, showed that chewing a gum while you walk may help you burn more calories and thus, help you lose weight.

The study involved 46 participants which included both men and women between ages 21 and 69 and BMI readings between 22 and 30. All these people were regular gum chewers, who chewed gums more than once in a week.

These people were divided into two groups. Group one chewed two gums for 15 days, every day. Group two drank the ingredients of the gum in water, minus the gum base and then walked for 15 minutes. Their heart rates and walking speeds were measured to calculate energy and expenditure.

Walking definitely makes you burn calories. But men over the age of 40 were found to burn two extra calories per minute while they were chewing the gum. Women participants did not have any remarkable changes in their energy expenditure.

The research needs to be conducted on a larger group of people to confirm if chewing a gum actually helps you with weight loss. So, do not run to buy gums right away. But you can definitely give it a try as it has no harms or side effects.

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