Benefits of Coconut Oil Pulling
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT COCONUT OIL PULLING?
If not, then you are definitely missing out. Coconut oil pulling is a really simple technique that you should do every morning! I can't lie, the flavor isn't ideal but it is 100% worth it.
WHY SHOULD YOU OIL PULL EVERY MORNING?
There are so many benefits that you gain from oil pulling every morning:
- Whitens Teeth
- Helps Prevent Gingivitis and Cavities
- Heals Bleeding Gums
- Reduces Inflammation in the Gums
- Improves Metabolism
- Improves Detoxification
- Reduces Tooth Sensitivity and Pain
- Kills Bacteria that Causes Bad Breath
Not only does it clean and freshen your breath, but it has powerful detoxification capabilities. Our mouth is home to billions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that we are not even aware of. These microorganisms can cause the development of cavities, gingivitis, and more serious diseases like arthritis and heart disease. Additionally, there are a ton of lymph nodes that are on and around our jaw that become stimulated when we swish the coconut oil around our mouth. Because this technique is a powerful detoxifier, it can also improve the development of acne for individuals with acne prone skin. This is mainly because our skin is our body's largest organ and is also used for the elimination of excess waste and toxins in the body. Therefore, if you detoxify daily you will have less waste and toxins in your body which will result in less toxins being excreted through your skin causing the development of acne.
WHY COCONUT OIL?
Coconut oil is the best oil to use to execute this oil pulling technique. It naturally has anti-bacterial properties, anti-fungal properties, kills candida, improves digestion, balances blood sugar, improve's Alzheimer's, increases energy, and burns fat. All of these benefits are applicable because coconut oil is highly absorbant and small amounts will be absorbed during oil pulling.
HOW TO OIL PULL
Oil pulling is very easy technique. Simply place 1 tablespoon of raw unrefined coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around for 10-20 minutes. Make sure you do this prior to brushing your teeth. The flavor and texture is not appealing, and it almost made me gag the first time I did it. In order to make your oil pulling experience more enjoyable you can incorporate an essential oil like lemon or peppermint to improve the flavor. The texture of the coconut oil will change while your are swishing it around in your mouth.
I hope this information inspires you to add oil pulling to your morning routine. Even as little as 5 minutes each morning can have a significant impact on your oral and overall health!
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