The fall harvest means plenty of fresh veggies and fruit available, which
is great when it comes to maintaining a nutritional diet. Besides the
commonly known health benefits of eating right such as a strong heart
and healthy weight, did you know what you eat affects your feet, too?
Inflammation, pain, and even certain conditions like
diabetes that can take their toll on your feet, can actually be avoided by what
you put on your plate. Follow these nutritional guidelines to keep both
you and your feet healthy and strong!
Here’s how to eat for healthy feet:
Say so long to swelling - Limit refined grains, sugars, and trans or saturated fat that can increase
Up your calcium intake – calcium-rich foods are great for strong bones, 26 of which can
be found in your feet! Stave off arthritis and injuries by drinking plenty
of milk and eating cheese, yogurt, and leafy green vegetables like broccoli
and collard greens.
Make friends with “good” fats – Steer clear of terms like “partially hydrogenated”
and “saturated” and instead look for mono or poly unsaturated
fats (Omega-3 and Omega-9). These types of fats can actually benefit cholesterol
and nerve health as well as reduce your risk of diabetes. To include these
in your diet, help yourself to some salmon, tuna, avocados, nuts, or olives.
Shake the salt habit – Just like too much sugar can cause a host of health problems,
high levels of sodium can also have negative effects, such as inflammation
and issues with your blood flow.
So before you fill your grocery cart or dig in for seconds, keep these
tips in mind (and on the menu) when you’re at the market or at the
table -- your feet will thank you for it!
For more information, just give us a call. You can reach our Houston,
TX office by using our online contact form or by calling (713) 493-7372.