Want a magic trick that gives you pearly white teeth and boosts your immunity? Try Oil Pulling. Well, what is that? It is an ancient Ayurveda treatment that goes back to more than 3000 years.
In fact, if you wish to better your oral hygiene, oil pulling is your answer. You can start this detoxification therapy by taking a spoonful of cold-pressed virgin oil (preferably coconut oil) and swishing it in your mouth for about 5 minutes. Voila! It’s that simple.
But how does oil pulling help?
While you swish the oil around your mouth and between your teeth, it helps get rid of bacteria in your mouth.
Not just that, oil pulling also has phenomenal immunity-boosting power. Nutritionist Sheryl Salis shared her insights on the subject of its immunity benefits and the method of oil pulling itself.
Our mouth is home to millions of microbes including bacteria. With the simple act of swishing the oil for a prolonged period, our mouths get cleansed and the bacteria load decreases, she says.
What is phenomenal about this ancient Ayurvedic practice is that it also aids in overall health and well-being. In fact, using virgin coconut oil as our oil pulling weapon is just what our immunity needs.
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Here’s why virgin coconut oil is your best bet for oil pulling
Virgin coconut oil contains naturally occurring lauric acid and vitamin E.
These essential nutrients help strengthen the immune system and have anti-viral properties.
How can you do oil pulling?
*Firstly make sure that you start oil pulling on an empty stomach as the first thing in the morning.
*Start by taking about 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in the mouth. Swish it around for about 3-5 minutes.
*After 3-5 minutes, you may discard the oil by spitting it out. Please remember to not swallow the oil at this stage to avoid ingesting the toxins with it.
*Finally rinse your mouth with warm water and brush your teeth as usual.
*Repeat the process about 3-4 times a week.
While COVID-19 is right around the corner, building a strong immunity is of utmost importance. While taking external precautions like sanitizing and washing hands is essential, you may introduce oil pulling to up your immunity to take down coronavirus with a pearly white smile.
(With inputs from IANS)