Gum Is Good for You

Here are 3 benefits to chewing gum.

  from Reader's Digest | August 2003

You may have thought of chomping on gum as a kids’ habit, but there are plenty of adult reasons to blow bubbles.


  • 1.

    Heartburn healer

    A study from King’s College London suggests that chewing gum after a meal fights acid reflux.

  • 2.

    Dental dazzler

    Chewing sugarless gum slows cavity growth by lowering acid levels in the mouth.

  • 3.

    Wake-up call

    People who chewed gum while pulling an all-nighter felt less tired in the wee hours than those who didn’t. Driving at night? Try chewing gum to be more alert.