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- Prevention of obesity
- Prevention of dental diseases
- Healthy stomach and intestines
- Prevention of cancer
- Development of the brain
Chewing promotes the production of saliva. Saliva has the function of washing away food debris and bacteria remaining in the mouth, which leads to the prevention of caries and gingivitis.
An enzyme called peroxidase in saliva suppresses carcinogens in food, preventing cancers.
Chewing helps digestion and prevents overeating. It also activates the functions of your stomach and intestines.
Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) is a polypeptide that stimulates growth and repair of epithelial tissue. It is widely distributed in the body, with high concentrations detectable in salivary and prostate glands and in the duodenum.
Thorough mastication of food may nourish the gut by providing it with salivary EGF. Purified EGF has been shown to heal ulceration of the small intestine.