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Is Coconut Oil Alkaline or Acidic?

The coconut fruit itself is alkaline. However, due to our competitors' techniques to extract the oil from the fruit using heat, these methods renders the coconut oil acidic. This process can be compared to roasting coffee. The coffee bean itself is alkaline, but when roasted, becomes acidic.

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).

How do you know if a food is 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. Its normal pH when digested isn’t the basis.

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!

About 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.