Kissing someone you love not only makes you and your partner feel good but also strengthens your bond. Turns out, it has many health benefits. For example, you may not feel like kissing your loved one when you have a headache, but that’s exactly what can help you get rid of it!
We think it makes perfect sense that kissing is so good for our health. So, let’s find out what other curious health benefits there are!
Your Arteries Might Be Healthier
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One study found that people who kissed more frequently had lower cholesterol levels. When you kiss, your body begins to produce more oxytocin.
This hormone helps relieve stress and anxiety, which can contribute to high cholesterol levels. Kissing can also help lower blood pressure.
Your Allergic Reaction Might Become Less Intense
Kissing reduces stress and fills you with positive emotions, which can help reduce allergies.
However, you should keep in mind that if your partner ate something to which you are allergic, it can cause an allergic reaction.
Your Face Might Look Younger
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Many facial muscles are involved when you kiss, so it tones your face like a real exercise. Per-minute, you can burn up to 26 calories.
And since kissing increases blood flow to the face, it can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can help make the face more youthful.
Your Headache Or Cramps Might Get Milder
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If you have a headache or menstrual cramps, it may be a good idea to try to ease the pain by kissing. Kissing dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, so it can help reduce pain.
Your Teeth Might Become Less Likely To Get Cavities
Kissing increases saliva production, which can protect teeth from harmful bacteria and prevent cavities. Some experts also claim that mineral ions in saliva can even help repair minor tooth enamel damage.
However, your oral hygiene and that of your partner are very important, since there are also bacteria from cavities that can be transferred when you kiss.
You Might Lose Weight
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Kissing also makes your body produce more dopamine. If there is not enough of this hormone in your body, you may have more food cravings, which generally means that you may want to eat something unhealthy and high in calories.
And even after eating, you may not be completely satisfied. Higher levels of dopamine can control your appetite and help prevent weight gain.
Have you noticed any of these effects after kissing someone?