The Benefits of Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil


Oil pulling is not a new concept, but it is new for many people. In the past few months, the act of oil pulling has become increasingly popular in the US, particularly coconut oil pulling. There are a number of health benefits associated with coconut oil pulling, but before we discuss what those are, you should know what oil pulling is. It’s not as complicated as it sounds; it’s actually just the act of swishing oil in your mouth for a few minutes each day without swallowing it.


Those who are able to engage in coconut oil pulling on a daily basis will find quickly that it helps to detoxify their bodies. However, you’ll need 15 to 20 uninterrupted minutes to complete the act each morning. You need an empty stomach to get the most out of it. It works by allowing the oil deep within your gums and teeth so that any hidden toxins can be removed.

Better Smile

You will see a noticeable difference in your teeth when you use the coconut oil pulling method. The cleansing power of the oil pulling helps to clean the teeth and make your smile appear much brighter. In addition, many people report that their breath is much better after oil pulling. The oil is able to help prevent gum disease and other health issues associated with the mouth.

Weight Loss

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of coconut oil pulling is weight loss. Many people begin to notice weight loss after pulling on a regular basis. The reason behind the weight loss has to do with the detox happening. When the body is going through detox, you have to drink more water – significantly more water. When you do this, you eat less because you feel fuller longer. As a result, you begin to lose weight.

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