Some have it big and long, some short and small, some thin and long, muscular and strong, colour range from healthy pink to purple to sometimes dark colour (during illness), the TONGUE says a lot about your overall wellbeing. The tongue is a muscular organ in the mouth. The tongue is covered with moist, pink tissue called mucosa. Tiny bumps called papillae give the tongue its rough texture. Thousands of taste buds cover the surfaces of the papillae. Taste buds are collections of nerve-like cells that connect to nerves running into the brain. Though the tongue may seem like a simple organ, it has a wide range of purposes, such as licking, breathing, tasting, swallowing and articulating speech. Its many talents are due to the construction of the tongue. The tongue is vital for chewing and swallowing food, as well as for speech. The four common tastes are sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. A fifth taste, called umami, results from tasting glutamate (present in MSG). The Tongue Exercise is effective to: - Reduce the onset of Alzheimer's : Tongue exercise helps to control & prevent Alzheimer's... It has its foundation/base from Medical research which found that the Tongue has connection with the Big Brain. When our body becomes old & weak, first sign to appear is our tongue becomes stiff & often we tend to bite our self. Frequently exercising your tongue will stimulate the brain thus helps to reduce our thoughts. - Reduce or Improve body weight - Reduce or Improve Hypertension, - Reduce Blood Clot in the Brain - Improve Asthma -Improve Far-sightedness - Control ear buzzing, - Reduce throat infection, and -Reduce or Improve Insomnia. Carry out the tongue exercise every morning in these simple steps. Begin with exercise as: 1. STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE AND MOVE IT TO THE RIGHT THEN TO THE LEFT TEN TIMES. 2. REVERSE THE DIRECTIONS, DO IT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT TEN TIMES. Do it daily. Within a year there will be improvements in your brain retention. Your mind will be fresh. You will also see improvements in far sightedness, giddiness, wellness, digestion & absorption, and flu. You will be stronger & more agile. Think the tongue exercise is silly or will make you look silly? Don't be so uptight! If a little silliness can bring forth a sharper brain, I did rather look silly and enjoy doing it. The healthwise is for the wise...(Nice slogan, right?). Cheerio!