Coconut Oil Pulling is a technique that has been practised for centuries and is still used today, and has become a very popular technique. It sounds strange, but keep reading as it might be something you want to try.
What Is Coconut Oil Pulling?
The process involves you swishing warmed coconut oil around in your mouth for a set amount of time, and then spitting it out. The coconut oil pulling process is said to help remove toxins from the body, along with helping to remove both bacteria and parasites.
The first time I heard about coconut oil pulling, I was seriously put off. The idea of swishing warmed coconut oil around my mouth was very unappealing, but I kept reading about the benefits on Pinterest, and curiosity got the better of me, and I had to give it a try.
What are the Benefits of Coconut Oil Pulling?
Some people believe that not only does the coconut oil pulling technique rid the mouth of bacteria, but that it can also clean out plaque on teeth and strengthen gums by eliminating harmful bacteria that are known to cause inflammation of these areas.
Coconut oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice which has been done for thousands of years. Although there is no evidence to back up this specific practice, it is still used extensively today, and the benefits range from oral health and whiter teeth to weight loss and a more youthful appearance.
There are many ways to try coconut oil pulling. Some people prefer to sip the warmed coconut oil through a straw, whereas others prefer to swish the oil around in their mouth by using either a dropper or a spoon. So what are the benefits of the oil pulling technique?
- Helps with oral health
- Boosts metabolism
- Increases energy levels
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory agent on the body
The benefits of this technique are many, but they can include clearer skin, whiter teeth, fresher breath, reduced plaque build-up in the mouth and supposedly an improved immune system health.
The main benefit of coconut oil pulling is that it reduces bad bacteria in our mouth, which in turn reduces inflammation in our gums and teeth. This inflammation is what causes tooth decay or gum disease, so if you are suffering from toothache, it’s worth trying coconut oil pulling to see if it can help alleviate any discomfort.