Paan Chewing and Your Health
Chewing Paan is good and even bad for Health. Most of the time it is considered to be a bad habit as it is often made of Catechu(Katha), Areca nut(Supari) and Tobacco(Zarda) and lime. Most of the people think that chewing Paan is extremely harmful. Paan’s betel leaf is kind of mouth freshener and has many health benefits.
Tobacco is harmful for health for those people who are addicted to it. This can lead you to diseases like oral and stomach cancer. Here we will tell you how chewing paan can affect your health:
Chewing Paan is a part of Asian Culture. If a person is a regular paan chewer can see it as a part of his daily life. Lots of people know smoking is injurious to health, but not many people know about the damage caused by chewing paan.
If you chew paan with tobacco regularly more than five times than there are more likely chances to develop mouth cancer. Once you have mouth cancer it is hard to treat and spreads very quickly.
Betel Nut (Supari)
If you chew betel nuts this can also lead to mouth cnacer, especially if you use it with tobacco. Chewing betel also leads to high blood pressure,
heart disease, asthma and diabetes and it also develops teeth problems.
Lime / Processed Limestone (Chun)
Having lime with paan regularly can damage the mouth tissue and increases the chances of mouth cancer.
Short-term benefits include improved appetite and good digestion, as well as better teeth and gums.
Long-term benefits include less chance of developing a serious disease, such as mouth cancer.