Slim chewing gum?
Tabloid press is full of helpful and less useful tips for weight loss. For example, it can be read that chewing gum should help to lose weight, because digestion is stimulated and food can lie in the body. This myth has so much that science approaches the subject. The results are incredible. Because a chewing gum may even damage the diet. But read for yourself!
Excessive weight carries a risk to your health
Overweight is a health hazard. For example, if there are too many pounds, they are more likely to cause cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to health experts, even minimal weight loss would have a significant positive impact. But it is usually not so easy to get rid of excess pounds. Some people think that a chewing gum can help because it slows down the desires among other things. However, scientific research has shown that chewing gum does not help with weight loss and may even be counterproductive.
Chewing gum for chewing does not reduce weight
Although chewing gum chewing reduces the number of meals per day, total calories remain almost the same, researchers in the United States say.
In addition, chewing gum has a specific negative effect: "Chewing sodium cooking fat reduces the consumption of fruits," researchers at Buffalo University write in the scientific magazine "Eating Behavior".
The researchers conducted a trial study to examine the effects of chewing gum chewing.
During the study, 44 male and female volunteers chewed a chewing gum with different flavors in the laboratory. The second group took the meals as a group for chewing gum chewing gum.
Calorie intake has always remained the same
The total calorie intake remained the same in all subjects compared to the time of the meal without pre-chewing with a chewing gum. It also turned out that "tastes had no effect on eating high-calorie foods".
However, researchers found that mint chewing significantly reduced the amount of consumed fruits. "It may be that the bitter ingredients of mint or weak flavors have weakened," said the research team.
In the second experiment, a total of 44 respondents received a rubber from a mint flavor gum, and green tea extracts a week before each meal and were reported to reduce their appetite.
In the next week they chew gum, which, although similar in taste to their predecessors, do not contain the same ingredients.
It turned out that "total calorie intake has not decreased, but fruit input has decreased for most participants."
Positive effects of oral hygiene
By comparison, all participants took two weeks without chewing gum, each laying between chewing gum weeks.
It was noteworthy that during chewmade weeks, participants consume less snacks, but make up the loss of calories during main meals. It turned out that calorie intake was roughly the same as on Sundays without chewing gum.
"Studies show that chewing gum is unlikely to be useful for a diet," the researchers said, according to a report from "nutraingredients.com".
For other purposes, chewing gums, but quite useful. For example, it is well known that chewing gum is good for healthy teeth and that it can effectively prevent tooth decay. (AD)