Oil pulling is a practice that has been around for hundreds, nay thousands of years, and originates from the ayurvedic tradition, probably the worlds oldest health system. The process of oil pulling is basically swishing oil around your mouth for anything between 3 to 20 minutes.
Coconut Oil Works Better Than Mouthwash
The best oil to use for oil pulling is undoubtedly organic, extra virgin coconut oil, as this lovely flavoured oil is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antimicrobial. Interestingly it is claimed that if you use mouthwash this can not only kill the bad bacteria in your mouth but it also kills the good bacteria, whereas coconut oil will freshen your mouth up without killing this bacteria.
Coconut oil pulling is good for you and your body in a variety of ways. Firstly it gives your mouth, including teeth and tongue, a good deep clean, it gives a boost to the health of your gums, and it whitens your teeth to give you that healthy, sparkling smile you have always wanted. It will also help your digestive system as an ultra clean and healthy mouth will be able to detect what you are eating better which will help your digestive system to soak up all the nutrition from your food.
3 Step Plan For Coconut Oil Pulling
Here from the Mind Body Green website is a 3 step plan for effective coconut oil pulling:
- Place 1 tablespoon coconut oil in your mouth and swish it around for as long as possible. Start with just 2 or 3 minutes (or as little as 10 seconds), working your way up to 20 minutes.
- Spit out the oil into the trash. Do not swallow the oil because it’s now full of your toxins, bacteria, and plaque. Do not spit the oil in the sink if you have a septic system because it can clog your drain.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water and brush your teeth afterward.
Coconut Gold Brand
At Global Foods we have one of THE best organic coconut oils you can find in our Coconut Gold brand, an organic, extra virgin coconut oil which is produced in Sri Lanka in fair trade conditions for us. This is the perfect coconut oil for oil pulling and we thoroughly recommend you try it. If you wish to purchase a jar to try you can buy it direct from our sister website at Gourmetastic