A study at the University of Northumbria has found that chewing gum may increase the flow of blood to the brain, improving your cognitive functioning. That’s always a good thing!
So, if you’re studying something or just wanting to focus well, try some sugarless gum. See if you notice any difference.
Chewing gum is sometimes a nice diversion for my mouth when I’m not hungry yet am noticing an emotional craving or desire for a distraction. I suppose carrots and celery would do the same thing, but the gum flavor and texture is more satisfying at times. Try an intense flavor because intensity of flavors can damper our hunger, from my experience.