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Coconut oil can be used for cooking, baking, making healthy spreads and smoothies and also for soothing the throat. Adding coconut oil to your diet helps provide many health advantages including balancing hormones, boosting immunity, reducing inflammation and helping with weight loss.
Coconut oil pulling or swishing is an oral therapy and a type of Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian system, which has thousands of years of existence. Oil pulling is a process of swishing approximately one tablespoon of coconut oil or any other oils like sesame, olive or sunflower in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out. Coconut oil pulling is primarily done to remove mouth bacteria for healthy teeth and gums.
Health benefits of coconut oil are never-ending. It can fight several diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, thyroid conditions, etc. Oral consumption of this oil can lead to boost in HDL cholesterol & weight loss.