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Is coconut oil alkaline or acidic?

Is coconut oil alkaline or acidic?
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Wondering about the acidity of coconut oil? We’ve got answers for you!

Is coconut oil alkaline or acidic?

The coconut fruit itself is alkaline naturally. However, when heat is used during the extraction or manufacturing process, the coconut oil becomes 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 Oil is different; it is the only alkaline coconut oil available on the market today. How do we keep our coconut oil from becoming acidic? Our patented extraction system doesn't use heat in any step of the process, keeping our coconut oil truly raw. After the coconut oil is extracted, the oil is then micro-filtered to make sure it is as pure as possible.

On the pH scale, Skinny tests at 7.3 (that of a natural, raw coconut), whereas our competitors are testing at 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. Balance is the key!

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

Raw, alkaline coconut oil is an exceptional health food, containing protein, fiber, and clean fat. Unfortunately, most coconut oil has had its nutrition refined out of it due to the heat used when extracting the oil. Don't put another drop of acidic coconut oil into your body. Try Skinny Coconut Oil today!

If you have questions about the benefits of coconut oil, feel free to leave a comment below.

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  • Lisa: April 24, 2020

    Hi, Patrick. Coconut Oil is easy to digest and is nourishing to the digestive tract, so adding it to your daily diet will help combat the issues associated with acid reflux!

  • Lisa: April 24, 2020

    Hi, Katelyn. Our coconut oil has a pH of 7.3-7.8

  • Patrick: April 21, 2020

    Does coconut help reduce acid reflux?

  • Katelyn Dawson: April 21, 2020

    What is the ph level of your coconut and rosemary shampoo? I ditched all shampoos for 4 months now to go all natural but my scalp needs a cleanse. Your product seems fit for me, but my only concern is keeping my scalp ph balanced. Will your shampoo do that for me? Thanks!

  • 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?

  • 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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