Coconut fats have special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It has been shown that breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy.
Some early studies found that women who consumed 30 milliliters (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain more weight but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose and contributes to more heart problems.
one of the coconut oil applications is using it like mouthwash in a process called oil pulling, which can kill some of the harmful bacteria in the mouth, improve dental health and reduce bad breath. Dr. Axe, recommended the oil pulling technique on his website:
Coconut Oil Pulling: How-To
This is how I like to do coconut oil pulling:
1- Make sure to oil pull first thing in the morning right after you get out of bed before you brush your teeth or drink anything.
2- Gently swish 1 – 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth and between your teeth for 10-20 minutes making sure that you don’t swallow any of the oil. (Do this gently so you don’t wear out your jaw and cheeks!)
3- Spit out the oil in the trash (not the sink so it doesn’t clog up the plumbing…ask me how I know) and immediately rinse your mouth out with warm water (use salt water for added antimicrobial properties).
4- Finally, brush your teeth as normal.
5- Voila, easy as that!
we recommend oil pulling 3-4x per week with coconut oil and also adding essential oils to your mixture (like peppermint oil).