Whiter teeth, healthier gums, detoxifying, energy boosting, health promoting yes please!. Have you ever tried oil pulling? Well let me tell you I absolutely love it. I have noticed such wonderful results and look forward to my morning routine. The mouth is the gateway to the rest of our body and without proper care bacteria can increase and cause many health issues such diabetes, CVD, endocarditis, obesity, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and much more. So what is oil pulling?
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic tradition that helps to detoxify the mouth and body by simply swishing oil in your mouth for up to 20 min. Usually sesame, coconut or olive oil is used. It works by cleaning (detoxifying) the oral cavity. In a similar way that soap cleans dirty dishes. It literally sucks toxins out of the mouth and creates a clean, antiseptic oral environment that contributes to the proper flow of dental liquid that's needed to prevent cavities and disease. It also helps reduce bad breath, whitens teeth, prevents cavities, improves acne, reduces inflammation, and gives you energy. Choose an oil of your choice (sesame and coconut oil are my favs). Swish for 20 min, spit out, scrape your tongue with a tongue scraper if you have one if not you can use a spoon rinse your rinse mouth with warm water or salt water, brush teeth as normal and enjoy your beautiful fresh clean smile.
Smiling is so important to increasing happiness and when you have healthy teeth you are more prone to smile.
Smile at strangers and anyone you can. It's your gift to the world.
Xoxo Nutritionist Jessica Rose