Simple Swaps To Boost Foot Health
So much of health and wellness begins with what we put into our bodies. Boosting health through diet choices isn’t complicated, and it doesn’t have to involve strange new foods or obsessive attention to detail. With just a few changes, you can increase overall wellness and positively impact your feet. Try these suggestions from Dr. Eric Kosofsky and Dr. Robert Rutstein:
Start your day with a good breakfast. Skip the sugary cereals, which are a particularly poor choice for people with diabetes. They can raise blood sugar quickly, leading to a crash. Instead, opt for whole-grain oatmeal which has been proven to lower cholesterol levels. Top it with a banana. The potassium and other minerals it contains can help reduce your risk of unpleasant foot cramps.
If you’re used to deli meat on white bread at lunch-time, consider a vegetable-based sandwich on whole grain bread instead. If you like some protein mid-day, go for a lean option like chicken or turkey instead of beef. A slice of cheese on your sandwich is a fine idea. The calcium in cheese helps ward off dangerous osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones that can cause fractures throughout the body, especially in the feet. It should be noted that cheese is high in fat and it should be eaten in moderation.
Going out for dinner? How about opting for a piece of fish with vegetables on the side? It will be so tasty that you’ll hardly miss your regular cheeseburger and fries. Plus that healthier option will help you maintain a more moderate weight, reducing the stress on the bones, muscles, and soft tissues of the feet and ankles and lowering the likelihood of a fall that could cause foot and ankle injuries.
The best thing you can do to protect your foot health is to visit your foot doctor regularly. With years of specialized training and experience, a board-certified podiatrist like Eric Kosofsky, DPM and Robert Rutstein, DPM is a specialist and the best-qualified medical professional to care for your feet, ankles, and lower legs. Schedule a convenient appointment in our Hartford and Rocky Hill offices. Call the friendly Hartford Podiatry Group staff at 860-523-8026 or click here today.