Is coconut oil alkaline or acidic?

Is coconut oil alkaline or acidic?
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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 & Co. Coconut OilSkinny 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.

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  • Lisa: December 17, 2019

    Thanks for all your comments and questions! As we state in this blog post, our coconut oil is alkaline in its creation. If it is cooked, it will become acidic. And, although alkaline coconut oil will not negatively impact your body’s pH level, acidic foods will! Also, just because a coconut oil is labeled “cold-pressed” that doesn’t mean it isn’t heated in the creation process – which happens to almost all coconut oils! Research the manufacturing process to know if this is true for the products you purchase!

  • Amanda: December 17, 2019

    I think it would be useful for you to tell us why certain coconut oils are acidic and why others are alkaline. From what I understand it is to do with heat… therefore I suggest to buy cold-pressed coconut oil and don’t cook it. Please correct me if I am wrong.

  • Janice : October 22, 2019

    Can your coconut oil be added to warmed food without making it acidic or should it be only used raw

  • Savi: October 22, 2019

    On cooking with coconut oil,,,does it become acidic?

  • Diane Reeves: July 29, 2019

    I have a silent acid reflux problem (LPR) at the moment & I use Extra Virgin Organic coconut oil. I ingest it and oil pull with it. Is it acidic as I have to cut things out that are acidic before they go into body.

  • Maroula : July 10, 2019

    So what happens to the coconut oil if you use it in a recipe for a baked good. Does that mean it turns acidic?

  • David Austin: July 10, 2019

    This doesn’t make sense. The pH is a measurement of Hydrogen ions in an aqueous solution but coconut oil is not aqueous. It’s like saying one water is more flammable than another. Oils don’t have pH values. They do have acidity though. Not sure how one measures that or what the units would be.

  • Walter Bradley: January 05, 2018

    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: December 10, 2017

    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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