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Chewing Gum in Class

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Students Should Be Able To Chew Gum During Class Gum is a sticky chewy substance, which is enjoyed by everyone. 21/22 students in 703 said they love to chew gum. That's 95.45% of the class. There are more students who enjoy the rich juicy taste of gum. But, the school board is taking away these students' right of chewing gum. They are crushing our freedom one by one: no chewing gum in class, no wearing hats in the school, no snowball fight etc. We children have a right we should be able to chew gum during class. Gum is not always to please the children's ease of chewing, it can also help students because it improves your oral health, it can help you with your diet and weight management, it helps your focus, concentration, alertness and it can help your brain. Firstly, gum can help you improve your oral health because it stimulates your saliva and freshens your breath. ...read more.

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Wouldn't you trade a bag of chips at 270 calories per 27 chips for a gum pack at 7 calories per stick? Also, it has been proven that "chewing gum after meals can helps reduce hunger, diminish cravings for sweets, and decrease snack intake by 36 calories" (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) and "chewing gum often satisfies the desire for a between-meals snack." (Wrigley Company) Another reason why chewing gum is good for you is because it helps your focus, concentration and alertness. Through various amount of research, scientists have proven that chewing gum improves the person's concentration. 40 students were either chewing gum or not chewing gum. For 2 days they did this and their math scores went up when they were chewing on gum and when they weren't the scores continued to drop (Miranda G). Gum was given to soldiers in World War 1 because it helped them stay alert and ease tension. ...read more.

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"One interesting thing we saw in our study was that chewing increased heart rate. Anything that improves delivery of things like oxygen in the brain, such as an increased heart rate, is a potential cognitive enhancer to some degree," says Doctor Andrew Scholey (Emma). The flow of oxygen can slow your process of aging, relieve headaches, relieve tiredness, boost immune system, support breathing of air in case of asthma and allergies, help depression and improve physical performance by 25% (Newpharm SA Company). You can increase memory power when chewing gum. In conclusion, gum should be chewed in class because it improves your oral health, it can help you with your diet and weight management, it helps your focus, concentration, alertness and it improves your brain. Chewing gum can increase tests scores, physical performance and attentiveness during class. Also, it is hard for students to talk when chewing gum because the gum keeps your mouth busy. It is hard to do both tasks at the same time. Wouldn't you the school board want to increase test scores by just allowing the students to chew gum? ...read more.

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