So, let's say we drink a cup of melted coconut oil or melted butter. It hits the stomach and probably pretty quickly gets in the small intestine where it begins to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Are these fat molecules able to be incorporated in the cells for use in ATP production? Or do they require a trip through the liver to get converted, then stored in fat tissue.
Some places I've read say the only fat that can be used for ATP or energy production at the cellular level is lipids, or free fatty acids, which are release from our adipose tissue.
Other places act like fat you eat gets used directly for energy and if there's a surplus it gets stored in adipose tissue.