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We all love to do it. And believe it or not, humanity has been chewing gum since the Neolithic period (in a completely different form, obviously). That was more than 10 thousand years ago! Nowadays, modern chewing gums are usually composed of a gum base, sweeteners, softeners, favors, colors, and a powdered polyol coating.
How many of you keep a pack of chewing gum in your purse or in your car’s storage compartment to refresh your breath after lunch? Or just because chewing on something sweet feels good? Sometimes you just pop gum into your mouth without even thinking about why you are doing it.
But keeping your breath fresh is not the only purpose it serves. In fact, despite some controversies regarding environmental and health concerns, the truth is that chewing gum has been proven to provide a handful of health benefits that you may have never imagined.