Chew on This

July 25, 2017

What if there were something that could improve your emergent reader’s memory, learning ability, alertness, and mood while simultaneously reducing anxiety? Well, research implies there may just be such a product. What’s more, this product is inexpensive, widely available, and perceived as fun by children everywhere. The product? Chewing gum!

It turns out that chewing gum can increase blood flow to the brain which, in turn, can provide the benefits listed above. According to the book, Brain Changer by David DiSalvo, “Chewing gum is an example of a brain-changer tool that almost all of us have easy access to and can try. The research suggests that it may be the simplest thing you can do to give your brain a neurochemical boost.”

Now that’s something to chew on!