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Should Chewing Gum be Allowed in Schools?
Should Schools Ban Gum?
Schools want their students to be achieve more and be successful, right? But why do they ban gum when research shows that chewing gum actually improves learning?
Many people think that chewing gum is a bad habit, but this article will show you how chewing gum helps students in school, and has many health benefits, also.
One reason that chewing gum helps you in school is it "helps students work better and longer." (To Chew or Not to Chew) Chewing gum during school helps to improve concentration during stressful situations. When you are taking a test or quiz, chewing gum will actually help with dealing with stress. Administrators might think gum is distracting, but really, gum helps students maintain focus, and help them learn.
The Second reason gum is good for you is that it has a lot of health benefits. According to the University of Rhode Island, "...Chewing gum raises you metabolism by 20 percent." "As a matter of fact, gum is healthy option to avoid overeating." (To Chew or to Not Chew) One might say that when you chew gum, you are prone to tooth decay. But actually, chewing sugar-free gum reduces cavities by 70 percent!
Coming back to my article, one of the benefits of chewing gum listed above, is that it relaxes you when taking a test and relieves pressure.
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One other benefit: Chewing sugar free gum helps protect teeth!
Here's a tip: chew a flavor of gum while you are studying for a test. Chew that same flavor of gum during the quiz or test and you will remember what you were studying!