Slim for chewing gum?
Many myths surround the subject of diet and weight loss. Some things sound surprisingly false, yes – other things can be logical and conclusive, and yet they are wrong. Thus e. Scientifically confirmed honey water when losing weight. Cinnamon in coffee can also be a tried and tested way to lose weight. Many people also hear that chewing gum can ruin the body, consume food and thus stimulate digestion. But is this really true? Science has devoted itself to the subject through a study.
Being overweight carries a risk to your health
Being overweight is a health hazard, for example, having too many pounds will put you at greater risk of cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure or diabetes. According to health experts, even a 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 chewing gum can help because it decreases anxiety among other things. However, scientific research has shown that chewing gum does not help with weight loss and may even be counterproductive.
Chewing gum does not reduce weight
While chewing gum reduces the total number of meals a day, the total calories remain practically the same, say US researchers.
In addition, chewing gum has a tangible negative effect: "chewing chewing gum reduces fruit consumption," University of Buffalo researchers report in the Eating Behaviors magazine.
The researchers conducted a review study to investigate the effects of chewing gum chewing.
During the study, 44 male and female volunteers chewed chewing gum with different flavors in the laboratory. A second group took the meals as a review group without chewing gum.
Calorie intake remained the same
Total caloric intake remained the same in all subjects compared to meals without prior mastication of chewing gum. It also happens that "the flavors had no impact on the intake of high-calorie foods."
However, the researchers found that chewing gum significantly reduced the amount of fruit consumed. "It may be that the bitter mint bitter ingredients or more sweet tasted weaker," said the research team.
In a second experiment, a total of 44 volunteers received mint flavored chewing gum containing guarana and green tea extract for a week before each meal, and supposedly reducing their appetite.
The next week they chewed chewing gum, which, though similar to the taste of its predecessors, did not contain the same ingredients.
It turned out that "in general, calorie intake did not decrease, but fruit intake decreased for most participants."
Positive effects on oral hygiene
For comparison, all participants took two weeks of chewing gum, each placed between weeks of chewing gum.
It was noticeable that during the chewing gum weeks participants consumed fewer snacks but compensated for the loss of calories during main meals. It was found that the calorie intake was approximately equal to that of the chewing gum free weeks.
"Research shows 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 gum, but quite useful. For example, it is well known that chewing gum is good for healthy teeth and can effectively prevent tooth decay. (Ad)