How Nutrition Affects Foot Health

How Nutrition Affects Foot Health

Not only does nutrition play a big role in the overall health of the body, but even the development and treatment of certain foot conditions. Eating certain foods has shown to reduce the risk for inflammation and other diseases that can affect your feet. Here are some foot conditions that can be prevented and treated through nutrition: 

Inflammation- Inflammation is a common cause for many different types of foot pain. Eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help reduce any type of inflammation in the body. You should eat salmon/fish oil, green vegetables and fresh fruits, and eliminate refined grain foods and sugary treats.

Osteoporosis- Osteoporosis is a bone condition that can severely affect your feet and results in progressive bone less. Osteoporosis can be treated through diet by eating more calcium rich foods such as Dairy products. Milk, cheese, and yogurt are among the best dietary sources of calcium. Vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium, can be found in fatty fish such as mackerel, salmon, and tuna.

Peripheral Artery Disease and Diabetes- Two common conditions that affect millions of Americans' feet are peripheral artery disease and diabetes. These conditions can damage arteries that bring blood to your lower extremities. A diet that is low in saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium, while also rich in fruits and vegetables, can help reduce your risk of peripheral artery disease, according to the American Heart Association. A diabetes diet, like any healthy eating plan, means eating fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and moderate amounts of whole grains and healthy fats.

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