Have you heard oil pulling? It seems like everywhere I turn, someone is talking about it.
You take a tablespoon or two of oil, place it in your mouth and then swish it around and “pull” it through your teeth for anywhere between five minutes to 20 minutes. According to the Internets, there are a lot of benefits of oil pulling from whiter teeth and healthier gums to improved heart health.
I was curious and tried it for a few days. I have terrible gums and figured that if it could help with that, I would be happy. The first time that I placed a spoonful of coconut oil in my mouth, I nearly gagged. I had to spit it out and take a smaller spoonful. The process was surprisingly soothing, although my jaw started to tire out fairly quickly. The 20 minutes passed by while I checked email and caught up on a few blogs. The after-taste in my mouth was surprisingly pleasant.
To be honest, I lasted about 3 days because 1) I never remembered to do it in the morning and 2) I never remembered to do it at night.
But I was curious about where the practice of oil pulling came from and if all the benefits were true. Luckily, Daily Burn asked me to write an article about that explains oil pulling – what it is, where it came from and the benefits.
Come over and find out all you need to know about oil pulling –> Oil Pulling: Miracle Cure or Oily Mess
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