Is Coconut Oil Alkaline or Acidic?

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The coconut fruit itself is alkaline, but when heat is used during the manufacturing process, the coconut oil can become acidic. This process can be compared to roasting coffee. The coffee bean itself is alkaline, but when roasted, becomes acidic. The same applies to raw tomatoes which are alkaline versus ketchup, which is acidic.

But Skinny Coconut Oil is different. Our coconut oil is alkaline. How do we keep our coconut oil from becoming acidic? Our manufacturing process doesn't use heat. That's how our oil stays truly raw. And because our coconut oil is not heated, we use a micron filter to make sure it is as pure as possible.

Being the only true raw coconut oil thanks to our no heat extraction technology, Skinny Coconut Oil is the only ALKALINE coconut oil on the market. On the pH scale, Skinny tests a 7.3 (that of a natural, raw coconut), whereas our competitors are testing at a 3.5-5.5 (acidic).

Is this food alkaline or acidic?

Almost all foods that we eat, after being digested, absorbed, and metabolized, release either an acid or an alkaline base (bicarbonate) into blood. This is how foods are classified to be acid-forming or alkaline-forming. In other words, a foods

You can get a general food chart listing alkaline and acid-forming foods here. What you eat and drink will impact where your body's pH level falls. Balance is the key!

The Alkaline Food Diet

The alkaline food diet has been gaining ground because of their belief that an acidic environment inside our bodies may be a breeding ground for illness. The body has a pH balance that determines the amount of acid and alkalinity present in your system.

Being highly acidic may cause various symptoms such as low energy levels, fatigue, irritability, headaches, recurring infections and dry skin. Eating foods that are high in acid may exacerbate these symptoms and knowing what to avoid can be helpful.

In the alkaline food diet, it is recommended that one consume 80% alkaline-forming foods and just 20% of acid-forming foods to help the body maintain the healthy pH balance of 7.35 to 7.45.

Coconut oil is a tremendous health food. Sadly, most coconut oil has had its nutrition refined out of it. Don't put another drop of acidic coconut oil into your body. Try Skinny today!

Read the 3 Ways To Increase Alkalinity In The Body? Read Does Coconut Oil Cause Alkalinity?



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  • Walter Bradley on

    I am currently an avid consumer of coconut oil and highly recommend it to family and friends. I am also a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (in the Polymers area) at Baylor University and formerly at Texas A&M University. I found your comments on the effect of heat on the acidity of the final product to be very interesting. I would very much like to measure the PH of the brands of coconut oil that I am currently using to see how acidic they might be. Can you tell me how you make your measurements (PH meter, PH strips, etc.)? Many thanks from a potential customer.

  • Kellie maggard on

    Love coconut any thing i use alot of coconut oil for every thing cold pressed organic tho i swear by coconut oil!!


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