Who doesn’t love kissing? It is one of the easiest ways to express affection and love.We take a look at the top 10 benefits of kissing you were not aware of.
10Prevents cavities: Kissing increases saliva production and this saliva washes away bacteria that can cause cavities and tooth decay.
9Burns (a few) calories: It’s not going to replace your workout session but a vigorous kiss may burn 8 to 16 calories.
8Tones your facial muscles (kind of): You use 30 muscles while kissing and the smooching helps keep your cheeks tight.
7Boosts immunity: Kissing introduces to new bacteria that your immune system will develop antibodies for, protecting you from getting sick.
6Relieves pain: Kissing releases endorphins that inhibit pain. It means menstrual cramps are felt less strongly.
5Increases happiness: Endorphins released during kissing also make you happy.
4Lowers blood pressure: Kissing can cause a decrease in blood pressure, even in people with hypertension, by dilating blood vessels in the body.
3Improves your heart health: Kissing can cause a decrease in the sympathetic tone of our heart. In other words, it reduces the physical pressure which the heart undergoes.
2Improves mood & decreases stress: Kissing decreases the stress hormone cortisol and increases serotonin and oxytocin (aka “love hormone”) levels in the brain that elevates your mood.
1Boosts bonding: Whether you’re smooching a baby or making out with your spouse, locking lips promotes intimacy and boosts bonding.