Did you know that kissing can be more than just a thing for pleasure? Yes, you read it right. Smooching can keep you fit and fine. Apart from being a social pleasantry, this sweet gesture of affection can give you remarkable health benefits. From boosting your immunity to burning calories, and making you feel relaxed, kissing serves many purposes. Today, on the occasion of Kiss Day, here we give you enough science-backed reasons to smooch.

Strengthens Immune Response  

While you kiss, you exchange bacteria, making your body exposed to new germs. This makes your immune system release enough effective antibiotics in order to fight against them. This is how kissing strengthens the ability of your immune system. This is what a study published in the journal Microbiome states.

Lowers Blood Pressure

If your blood pressure remains high, you know what to do. According to experts, our lips contain blood vessels that dilate when we kiss. This results in excessive blood flow to the face and reduced blood demand in the heart. This is what lowers blood pressure.

Delays Signs of Ageing

Ageing is an inevitable process. This is known to everyone. The only thing that you can do about it is to delay ageing signs. As explained above, kissing increases blood flow to your face and this is what stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, substances that skin is made of.

Reduces Stress Level

A high level of cortisol hormone in the body causes stress. According to a study published in the Neuroendocrinology Letters, kissing leads to the secretion of feel-good hormones that have stress-reducing abilities. Another research published in the Western Journal of Communication states that the physical exchange of affection can help you deal with stress effectively.