Not only your body but your feet also need nutrients and oxygen to process and do their tasks, but this is usually ignored. If you know how nutrition affects your foot health, you may need time to reconsider changing your diet immediately.
The cause of inflammation and pain in your foot
Inflammation is one of the problems that poor nutrition may lead to. In fact, certain foods can result in tissue inflammation. This then turns into plantar fasciitis, in which the thick band of tissue runs across the bottom of your foot, in your heel, or anywhere in your foot with extreme pain.
There are some foods that can increase inflammation. They include refined grains, sugar, and trans fats in many baked ailments and junk foods; the saturated fat in red meat; and the omega-6 fats found in many popular vegetable oils such as corn, soybean, and sunflower oils.
Another factor that increases the risk of having inflammation is chronic allergies to common foods such as wheat. Another reason that makes inflammation level go up is having too many foods that push your blood sugar up such as sweets, white flour, and pasta.
Artery disease and diabetes fighter
Artery disease and diabetes are believed to be able to damage your feet by destroying arteries that lead blood to your lower extremities. Therefore, if you want to stay away from these, take proper nutrition. A diet with low saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium and rich fruits, vegetables can help to reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease. Also, a study suggests that consuming omega-3s can also decrease the possibility of artery disease.
If you suffer from diabetes, a healthy diet can protect your feet from complications of that condition, too. In brief, it is recommended that you built a diet rich in whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits, lean meats, and a limited amount of fats and sweets.
Treatment for other conditions
A sugar-rich diet can result in fungal infections (tinea pedis) on the feet and on the rest of the body. So if you have any fungal infection, stay away from sugar. Swollen ankles can be very annoying and painful. There are many treatments but a salt-free diet can be helpful. Coconut water and cucumber can be applied as natural diuretics, and these may help to reduce the swelling.
Besides, it is crucial to know that your feet hold up the whole body weight when standing. The more overweight you are, the more pressure your feet withstand. Obese people usually suffer from an abundance of foot and health problems due to their weight. Obesity can be a burden for your feet and increases the possibility of injuries. The solution for you is to lose weight slightly, which can have a hugely positive impact. Now let’s change your diet and have proper nutrition.
Despite the fact that what eat directly impacts their foot health, people may not think about or even underestimate the link between them. The proper nutrition you have will better off your feet as well as you whole body. So if you are eating wrong, it’s time for you to change it.
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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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