Coconut oil, especially when raw, can increase alkalinity in the body because it doesn't convert to acid end products unlike other vegetable oils. Making your body more alkaline (the opposite of being acidic) is important to regain your body’s normal levels and your body systems to function normally.
Generally, alkaline forming foods include most fruits, green vegetables, peas, beans, lentils, spices, herbs and seasonings, and seeds and nuts; and acid forming foods include: meat, fish, poultry, eggs, grains, and legumes.
You can also counteract the acidic effects of certain foods by combining them properly with other foods. Most people find many benefits in a good alkaline cancer diet that is rich in fruit and other high alkaline foods. Here is a list of acid and alkaline-forming foods.
One way to increase alkalinity in the body is to substitute your cooking oil with coconut oil. Other cooking oils are considered acid-formers. Coconut oil contributes to the body’s energy and without contributing to the body’s acidity. A bonus of using coconut oil is that it helps metabolize other fats (which are acidic) too!
Coconut oil may boost your metabolism by increasing energy expenditure, raising basal body temperatures and accelerating the loss of other fats inside the body.