From reducing your cholestoral to offering a good dose of dopamine, puckering up adds value to your health in various ways.
1. Kissing will help you reduce cholesterol
It won’t make you skip gym time but making out relieves stress and releases epinephrine into your blood which makes it pump faster resulting in a reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol that causes strokes. Also, a good and thorough kiss will burn 6-8 calories.
2. It allows you to share hormones
Trying to get babies? It all starts with a kiss. According to health specialist Dr. Merola, “Mucous membranes inside the mouth are permeable to hormones such as testosterone. Through open-mouth kissing, men introduced testosterone into a woman’s mouth,’ which ‘is absorbed through the mucous membranes… and increases arousal and the likelihood that she will engage in reproductive behavior.”
3. And speaking of hormones…
Just like sex and food (Though these two rank top of the list) smooching helps you brain release a concoction of chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin that make you feel happy. According to Msn, Oxytocin is the hormone of love, and the better the oxytocin levels, the more capacity for love. Their report showed that people who cannot commit in a love relationship are low in oxytocin.
4. Kissing reduces your blood pressure
Kissing helps to dilate your blood vessels, which may help lower your blood pressure.
5. It is also a great pain killer
The dilation of blood vessels also helps to relieve headaches and menstrual cramps.
6. It will also keep your dentist
Kissing enhances saliva production which helps in washing away germs on your teeth that could lead to cavities.