Have you ever found yourself wondering about the acidity of coconut oil? We’ve got answers for your questions!
Is coconut oil alkaline or acidic?
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.
The Skinny & Co. difference
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).
How to 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.
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 the 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, so knowing what to avoid can be helpful.
In the alkaline food diet, it is recommended that you 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.
The benefits of coconut oil
Organic 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 Coconut Oil today to increase the alkalinity in your body.
If you have questions about the benefits of coconut oil, feel free to leave a comment below.