It sounds too good to be told that eating sugar can cure a disease. But if you have problems with your salivary glands, sour candy may be exactly what the doctor wants. Infection, reduced salivary secretion or salivary duct stones can cause salivary gland pain and swelling. In some cases, sour candy can increase salivary secretion and help relieve pain. Ask your doctor if sucking acid sugar is helpful in your case.
span= "article-image inner caption-class"> lemon drops and other acid candies increase salivary secretion. (Image: Russell Illig/Photodisc/Getty Images)
Defines drooling. Sidas Sinai said that the submandibular gland secretes the most saliva, accounting for about 70% of the total saliva. Parotid gland accounted for about 25% and sublingual gland only 5%. Saliva production contributes to the decomposition and digestion of food. Saliva also keeps the mouth clean and moist, which helps prevent tooth decay. Saliva is excreted from the gland through a catheter. Salivary duct obstruction, thicker than normal saliva, infection, and medical conditions that reduce salivary secretion (such as xerosis and some drugs) may lead to salivary gland problems. When saliva does not flow well, you may experience pain and swelling in the salivary duct. Stimulating salivary glands with acid sugar or other methods, such as warm compress or gentle massage, can help to drain salivary ducts more effectively and relieve back pain in saliva. The effect of
acid candy is to increase the secretion of saliva so that the small stones in the catheter can be discharged. If you take drugs that cause dry mouth again, the secretion of saliva will increase. According to online medical reports, acid sugar can increase saliva flow more than chewing gum. (Ref. 2) When you first start chewing, chewing gum increases salivary secretion to about 1 teaspoon per minute, and salivary secretion drops by 80% in 20 minutes. On the other hand, sour candy keeps salivary secretion at 1 teaspoon level throughout the course of your consumption. < p > < H3 > Notes < / H3 > < p > Sugar-free candy will complete the same saliva release as normal candy, reduce calorie intake, and reduce the risk of tooth decay. However, some forms of artificial glycols can cause stomach gas, abdominal pain and diarrhea when consumed in large quantities. Registered dietitian Donna Feldman reports on the Dietary Channel that most adults can tolerate about 40 grams of sugar and alcohol a day. Ordinary lemon or lime can do the same thing as sour candy, but it's not very tasty. If you have salivary gland disease, please discuss the pros and cons of hard candy with your doctor.