Safe for the chewing gum industry? There is coverage on every bite of the way!

“I chew gum because it distracts me from eating and helps me control my appetite.”

Those who think that chewing gum can be used as a diet aid or to maintain adequate food intake may have something else on the way. According to studies, the benefits obtained from the associated reduction in hunger are mitigated by the resulting ingestion of less nutritious foods than those who do not chew gum. In fact, research results show that gum chewers are more likely to eat junk food, such as potato chips and candy. The preference for junk food may well be due to the aftermath of the common taste of peppermint gum that makes fruits and vegetables taste bitter.

Do you desperately need that gum? Check out these tips to curb food cravings and ease life’s stress; They can be the perfect substitute!

To reduce food cravings:

• Drink more water

• Exercise

• Do not skip breakfast

• Eat small, healthy, protein-rich meals often instead of three large meals a day.

• Be satisfied with the tea

To relieve stress in life:

• Eat healthy foods and don’t skip breakfast

• Enjoy a glass of hot chamomile or green tea.

• Take a quick walk

• Exercise

• Refresh yourself with a drink of water.

• Take a short nap

• Use relaxing breathing techniques

Who created chewing gum in the first place?

As incredible as it may sound, the concept of chewing gum dates back at least to the time of the Greek Empire, when people chewed resin from the mastic tree, named specifically for the chewing it provided to humans. Back then, the activity doubled as a teeth cleaning and a breath freshener exercise. Later, New England settlers learned the art of chewing gum from fir resin from the Native Americans they encountered.

Like many innovations, contemporary chewing gum is the product of corporate manufacturing error.

In 1869, the exiled former Mexican president, Antonio López de Santa Anna, was living on Staten Island. Hearing rumors about latex derived from a tree in Yucatán that could be the rubber counterpart, he decided to try his luck in the company despite the possible risks or loss of liability that the company could have. After purchasing a massive quantity, he hired the inventor, Thomas Adams, to process it. Unfortunately, there was no insurance policy that protected Santa Anna or Adams. Not only did he fail the task, he left poor Adams with a surplus of “useless” material.

So, Adams detected some remarkable qualities in the substance. In its dry form, the latex was insoluble in water; besides, it was quite plastic. Placing it in his mouth, Adams discovered a chewy delight, compared to the paraffin stuff sold in drug stores at the time.

In 1871, the ‘failed’ inventor patented his chewing gum, eventually adding flavors that resubmitted his brand. Adam’s gum became a genuine sensation when the Wrigley Company expanded popularity with advertising.

Despite the success that has unfolded to this day, you can bet your bottom dollar that Wrigley’s currently has the necessary general liability, business insurance, and commercial auto insurance protecting your booming business from lawsuits, claims, etc.

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