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chew·ing

(chū'ing)
The act of grinding or crushing with the teeth; mastication.
[O.E. cēowan]

chew·ing

(chū'ing)
Mandibular action during mastication of food to make it soft enough to swallow.
[O.E. cēowan]
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Scientific studies have suggested chewing food 20-40 times triggers the secretion of amylase in your saliva.
Anyone who has raised a puppy knows this can be a bit painful and that they alleviate this discomfort by chewing on pretty much anything they can.
Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate that sugar free gum chewing in the post-operative period which is cesarean section under spinal anesthesia shortened the duration of the intestinal movement, the time of first flatulation, and discharge time.
Popping a chewing gum or using mouth freshener seems to be the most common habit to fight the condition, but do these habits impact our health.
It is believed that food consistency may favor individuals to stay with the so called, ideal mastication, or to choose a chewing side preference [2].
These popular chew items may provide some support for joint health (they contain glucosamine) as well as provide a chewing outlet.
Bashatli said: 'Chewing sugar-free gum could help protect your teeth from cavities.
But whether, and to what extent, chewing gum may aid or endanger health has been a matter of dispute.
Recently, khat chewing becomes a common practice among high school, college and university students.
Gum chewing was continued until the first BM occurred or the patient was discharged from the hospital.
A study conducted among adults in Butajira, Ethiopia, found current prevalence of khat chewing was 50% [6].