The Top 10 Benefits of Oil Pulling

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Have you heard about oil pulling yet? Perhaps you have and you’ve wondered if this was some kind of oil field workers holiday. The name may sound a little strange but the great benefits you can get from doing this isn’t! This isn’t anything new; actually, it’s been used in India for centuries but brought here to America only since the 1990’s.  Using natural ingredients, this age old solution has been used to clean and detoxify the gums and teeth, it even whitens them naturally!  Oil pulling is a powerful detoxifying agent that removes bacteria and germs from our bodies through the mucus membranes of our mouths. It sounds so simple you may be inclined to dismiss it, but since there is absolutely no down side to this process, shouldn’t you give it a try?

Here’s how to do it; every morning before eating, take approximately one tablespoon of oil  (Use any cold pressed virgin vegetable oil such as sesame, sunflower, or coconut oil), and swish it around in your mouth the way you would mouthwash, for about 20 minutes.

Spit, do not swallow, and then rinse your mouth thoroughly with water. What could be easier? There are so many benefits to oil pulling, but let’s take a look at the top 10.


1. Whiter Teeth

Also, better overall oral health. Oil pulling removes the germs and bacteria which cause cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. It’s been reported to help bleeding gums, and dry mouth.

It will also help with chapped lips! However, one of the things people love about oil pulling is that they start seeing whiter teeth after just a few days, and it’s much cheaper than a dentist visit for whitening or even those whitening strips they sell at the supermarkets.


2. Supports Kidney Function

Since oil pulling removes germs and bacteria from the mouth, it helps in the detoxification of the body, which improves kidney function.


3. Boosts Skin Health

These added oils improve the appearance of the skin, helps with acne, and helps reduce those who suffer from eczema. Read more about ways to get great skin.


4. Reduces Hangovers

Oil pulling has been reported to greatly reduce the symptoms of hangovers and headaches.


5. Improves Sleep

Regular oil pulling helps those with insomnia, allowing them to sleep and to generally improve the quality sleep for others. Fins out dangers of sleep deprivation.

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