Three minutes of chewing gum, enough to reduce the level of stress hormones, the scientists from the University of Tokushima. They conducted an experiment with the participation of 20 volunteers. People suggested to measure the level of stress hormones, and then to chew gum, The Daily Mail reports.
Scientists noticed an interesting fact: the harder people chewed on, the more I fell the stress level in the body. Apparently, the active work of the muscles of the face increased blood flow in the brain that affect the indicators of hormones.
According to another theory, the process of chewing activates the release of insulin into the blood. Insulin is necessary for processing carbohydrates, it also stimulates areas of the brain responsible for memory and mood.