Is Coconut Oil Alkaline or Acidic?
Wondering about the acidity of coconut oil? We’ve got answers for you!
Is coconut oil alkaline or acidic?
Coconut meat itself is naturally alkaline. However, when heat is used during other manufacturer's traditional extraction processes, the coconut oil can become acidic. That's why our patented, cold process uses cool air to keep Skinny Coconut Oil as alkaline as possible.
How heat makes alkaline foods acidic
Take coffee beans for an example. The coffee bean itself is alkaline, but when it is roasted, it becomes acidic. The same process happens to raw tomatoes. When tomatoes are fresh they are alkaline, but when they are heated to make ketchup or other sauces, the sauce becomes acidic. This is exactly what is happening to other manufacturer's coconut oil when they use "cold pressed" or other methods to extract the oil.
The Skinny & Co. difference
Skinny 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, which keeps 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.
Skinny Coconut Oil will purify your pantry! Begin every recipe with pure, nourishing coconut oil uniquely created without using heat or chemicals.
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. Here's what others have said in the past:
"Love coconut any thing i use a lot of coconut oil for every thing cold pressed organic tho i swear by coconut oil!!" -Kellie
"I am currently an avid consumer of coconut oil and highly recommend it to family and friends. " -Walter
"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." -Diane