MCTs are even more of an ideal energy source than glucose. They don't require bile to be broken down, nor carnitine transport to enter the mitochondria, thus they have numerous benefits on the mitochondria, liver, thyroid, as well as suppression of stress induced enzymes, stimulation of energy production in fat cells, etc;
Coconut oil is hardly nutritionless, just because it lacks vitamins and minerals, its health benefits are numerous. I always get at least 2 tsp of coconut oil per day.
Link is relevant to OP, as it shows the difference between MCT and LCT(olive oil)
Medium-chain triglycerides increase energy expendit... [Obes Res. 2003] - PubMed - NCBI
Basically, olive oil is junk and worthless
Last edited by Derpamix; 02-27-2013 at 05:57 PM.
Time is passing so quickly. Right now, I feel like complaining to Einstein. Whether time is slow or fast depends on perception. Relativity theory is so romantic. And so sad.