You probably have seen or heard something about oil pulling …

You probably have seen or heard something about oil pulling
f you haven’t, Oil pulling is basically swishing about a tablespoon of coconut or sesame seed oil in your mouth for around 20 minutes and then spitting it out
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This form of oral oil therapy dates back 3,000 years and has it’s roots in India
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Unlike some other so-called natural home remedies, oil pulling is not just based on pseudo-science
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In fact, recent studies prove that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, bacteria (microorganisms) that cause bad breath
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How it works: Most microorganisms that live in the mouth consist of a single cell and Cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is its skin. Thus when these cells come into contact with oil, which is a fat, they naturally bind to each other
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For all the oil types that can possibly be used for this therapy, coconut oil has been shown to be more effective; because it has the added advantage of containing lauric acid, well known for its anti-microbial properties. Coconut oil also helps to prevent tooth decay. Other benefits include teeth whitening.
Oil pulling fights bad breath too
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For a beginner, 5 minutes a day is a great start and you can gradually increase to 20. The longer you pull, the more bacteria you will remove
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Also be sure not to swallow the oil after pulling. Do not spit in the sink especially if you live in cold regions as coconut oil can harden and clog your pipes. After swishing, brush your teeth as usual
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