Can chewing gum really make you smarter?
Yes believe it or not, studies have shown that chewing gum can increase mental benefits and make you smarter!
According to a study published in Appetite (2011), the effects of gum (sugar free or sugar added), of 159 undergrads, half of the students that chewed gum prior to test-taking outperformed those who didn’t chew gum. Mind you, this had nothing to do with the sugar content.
Another theory states that gum-chewing also improves memory and recall. Chewing increases the flow of blood to the brain and therefore perks up attention and alertness.
So, if the teacher or your boss tells you NOT to chew gum while at school or work, you now have a GOOD excuse!