Your blood vessels are extremely important, they are the pathways responsible for conveying nutrients to all parts of your body. They don’t just deliver nutrients, they also deliver oxygen which is needed for the proper functioning of your essential organs, and remove waste products. The blood vessels in your body span a distance of over 100,000 kilometers if they were to spread out end to end – this is equivalent to wrapping around the earth two and a half times. They have a total surface area of 3,000 square meters – that’s equivalent to 6 tennis courts. The human body contains 4 to 5 liters of blood, so you can imagine how important it is to maintain healthy blood vessels.
Overtime, your blood vessels, specifically capillaries, can deteriorate or degrade. This can affect your overall health and wellness and stop your blood from carrying out its duties effectively. Recent research has discovered that inhibiting the Fox01 protein that is found in blood vessels can actually stimulate the growth of new capillary vessels. This process of growing new capillary blood vessels is called angiogenesis and works especially well with a high-fat diet. Angiogenesis helps to maintain normal healthy tissue functionality, especially when the tissue enlarges. But when the tissue begins to expand as a result of storing excess fat, angiogenesis can actually be repressed which will result in new capillaries failing to grow. This can lead to you developing certain chronic illnesses and diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
With high-fat diets trending and including good fats and healthy oils such as coconut oil, and nuts like macadamia becoming extremely popular for weight-loss goals, the research adds to the fact of how eliminating Fox01 made other cells hyperactive thus decreasing the chances of cardiovascular risks and even obesity.