14. Oil Pulling Oil pulling is all the rage with celebrities from Gwyneth Paltrow to Shailene Woodley, who swear by it. It involves swishing a small amount of coconut oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes and letting coconut’s antibacterial properties fight plaque, whiten teeth, and improve bad breath. Experts are mixed on whether this works.
15. Arthritis Treatment Septic arthritis can be caused by infection—often originating elsewhere in your body and traveling to the joints. MCTs have been shown to boost your immune system and oil pulling addresses oral hygiene issues, so oil pulling and adding coconut oil to your diet could alleviate symptoms.
16. Flour Coconut flour is high in fiber, gluten-free and it’s perfect for diabetic diets as it also lowers glycemic index.