Coconut Oil Hurts Rabbits

Here is what happens to rabbits if you feed them 9% coconut oil (no one at Ceela did this study). This study shows that the coconut oil can cause a massive rise in cholesterol, enough to harm a rabbit. So do not feed your rabbits Coconut Oil.

What about Humans?

Now another study pointing out the dangers of saturated fats:

Coconut oil ‘as unhealthy as beef fat and butter’


Once again we re-visit the unhealthy side of virgin or plain Coconut oil. Please do not use this oil. Palm oil is not far behind. Basically, both are rich in saturated fats. One should have no more than 10 grams of saturated fats in your daily diet, that is two teaspoons. But even this amount may not be safe.

“To date, no lower safe limit of specific saturated fatty acid intakes has been identified.” Am J Clin Nutr 2004;80:550–9.

Most skincare products contain only saturated fats.  Skincare remains one significant source of saturated fats and probably contributes to obesity.  My estimates of calories in skin products are about 110 calories per ounce, mostly saturated oils (30% oil means 90 calories/ounce; 5% carbohydrates means 20 calories per ounce). Putting on 3-4 ounces of palm or coconut oil approaches the calories of eating a Big Mac.

Ceela considers this and uses healthy unsaturated oils, the kind we need in our diet. Why put something on your skin that would be unhealthy to eat? And remember Coconut Oil Hurts Rabbits and contributes in many cases to global deforestation.